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Use of Medical Cannabis May Reduce Reliance on Opioids to Manage Chronic Pain: Survey Findings


More than one-quarter of adults in the US with chronic noncancer pain report using medical cannabis to manage their condition, report authors of a recent survey published in JAMA Network Open. Nearly one-third of those report reducing use of other analgesics,

Results of a new survey from researchers at Michigan Medicine of 1661 adults across the 36 states that have active medical cannabis programs adds to the growing body of evidence that suggests the once illegal substance is being used increasingly as a substitute for traditional analgesic interventions, including prescription opiods.

Click through the slides here for at-a-glance highlights of the findings.

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