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New Ways To Help Combat Opioid Misuse

New Ways To Help Combat Opioid Misuse

Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use.

New Ways To Help Combat Opioid Misuse

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:15

Inside Science Television

(Inside Science) -- Researchers are looking into the use of medical marijuana to lessen opioid use and abuse, and studies so far show early promise of effectiveness. However, scientists caution that much more rigorous scientific research needs to be done to determine if there truly are pain relief benefits to medical marijuana that can ease chronic pain and outweigh potential risks. Early studies suggest that medical marijuana may be associated with benefits such as decreased opioid overdose rates, decreased opioid use, improved quality of life and improved pain control. 

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