Researchers explored the relationship between states with medical cannabis laws in place and the number of opioid prescriptions in comparison to states with no legal medical cannabis. The study revealed a fascinating finding: states with accessible medical cannabis dispensaries experienced a substantial reduction in opioid prescriptions. We’re talking 3.7 million fewer daily doses filled.
Impact of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
Additionally, they studied states with no legal dispensaries but with laws in place allowing for people to grow cannabis at home and in those states, 1.8 million fewer daily doses of opioids were filed. This discovery suggests that the availability of medical cannabis may provide a promising alternative for pain management, leading to a decreased reliance on highly addictive opioids.
These findings open up exciting possibilities for exploring the role of medical cannabis in addressing the opioid crisis and potentially revolutionizing pain treatment.