Medical Cannabis as a Substitute for Prescription Drugs

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Evidence continues to mount that medical cannabis is a viable substitute for several types of prescription medication, including opioid painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleeping medications.

In November 2017, the journal PLOS One published research results out of the New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program (“Associations between medical cannabis and prescription opioid use in chronic pain patients: A preliminary cohort study“) that found “a strong correlation between enrollment in an MCP and cessation or reduction of opioid use. From a harm reduction standpoint, our results highlight the necessity of more extensive research into the possible use of cannabis as a substitute for opioid painkillers, especially in the form of placebo-based, randomized controlled trials and larger sample pragmatic studies.”

This is not news to members and supporters of Patients Out of Time. Those of us who attended the Eleventh National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Berkeley, CA, in May 2017 had the privilege of hearing from several researchers and experts who have been studying this, and who have reached similar conclusions.

Now, people who were unable to attend have the opportunity to see and hear those presentations. In the past, most of our conference videos were only made available to doctors and other healthcare professionals who were seeking continuing education credits. For the first time, members of the general public can view the full set of presentations from our 2017 national conference!

Here are just a few:
Dustin Sulak, DO: Cannabis as a Harm Reduction Agent for the Opioid Epidemic
Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW: Cannabis as a Substitute for Opiate and Non-Opiate Pain-Based Medication
Bareket Schiff-Keren, MD: Cannabis for Pain Management in Israel
W. David Bradford, PhD, and Ashley Bradford: How Does Medical Cannabis Save Money in Medicare and Medicaid

There are 25 videos in all. Get access to any individual title for three months for just $20, or, get three months’ access to ALL 25 VIDEOS for only $240! Click here for more information.

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