Chronic Pain Patients Prefer Marijuana To Opiate Painkillers

A study of patients with chronic pain has demonstrated, yet again, that for many people, cannabis is a more than feasible alternative to opioid pain medication like OxyContin and Vicodin.

The new study, published this month in The Journal of Pain, conducted a retrospective survey of 244 chronic pain patients—all of whom were qualified medical cannabis patients under Michigan law.

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The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor researchers found that among patients with chronic pain who have access to legal cannabis, cannabis use was associated with a significant decrease in opioid use, an increased quality of life, and fewer side effects and medications used.

“This study suggests that many chronic pain patients are essentially substituting medical cannabis for opioids and other medications for chronic pain treatment, and finding the benefit and side effect profile of cannabis to be greater than these other classes of medications,” the study authors concluded.

SOURCE:
https://www.thefix.com/chronic-pain-patients-prefer-marijuana-opiate-painkillers-study-says

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