Fighting the Opioid Crisis: Give Cannabis a Chance

Fighting the Opioid Crisis: Give Cannabis a Chance

If you’re a Canadian who suffers from chronic pain, watch out.  A perfect storm is coming your way.

It’s one that’s already engulfing the US.

New government-endorsed opioid-prescribing guidelines for doctors were announced earlier this month. And they’re sure to be a tough pill to swallow for many chronic pain sufferers. 

Numbers Do Not Lie…Dispensaries Saves Lives

Painkillers have become a serious issue in the United States. During the past 15 years, America has seen a tremendous growth in both the sales of prescription opiates and the number of people who die each year from abusing them. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), painkillers accounted for 60% of all overdose deaths in 2013. Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the University of California-Irvine (UCI) may have found the answer and that is marijuana.