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Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills

Written by Healer Staff Writer

Medical marijuana is becoming a popular alternative to prescribed painkillers among both doctors and patients. In animals, when opioids are combined with cannabis, the efficacy of the opioid is increased without the need for bigger doses. While there is no pill, spray, drop, or puff that can entirely fix this, but medical cannabis, when taken correctly, may take a significant bite out of it.

CNN Health spoke with Dr. Sulak in preparation for Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Special Report Weed 4: Pot vs. Pills. The report includes video of Dr. Sulak discussing the topic with Dr. Gupta and presents the real life stories of Dr. Sulak’s patients, Doug Campbell and Angie Slinker,

This article was written by Nadia Kourang and published by CNN on April 29, 2018. CNN’s Chris Gajilan contributed to the report.

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