Dr. Dustin Sulak presented a free session on how to deal with the opioid addiction pandemic that is sweeping the country. During the conference, he revealed the results of a poll with over 1,000 replies from his own patients, which back up prior studies showing that medicinal cannabis can be a viable alternative to opioids.
Among the findings are:
- Since initiating cannabis, 38 percent of 569 patients who had been taking opioids for at least 3 months had fully quit using them, while 39 percent were able to lower their dosage.
- Eighty percent of patients who used cannabis in conjunction with opioids reported increased function, 81 percent reported less pain, and 87 percent reported a higher quality of life.
Read the full press release here.