Survey of Canadian medical cannabis consumers shows them often replacing pharmaceuticals with cannabis.
from the article
Breaking down the results by drug classes, Lucas and Walsh found that:
- 30% of respondents replaced opioids with cannabis
- 16% replaced benzodiazepines
- 12% replaced antidepressants
The substitution effect reaches beyond just the medicine cabinet; cannabis also helped patients curb other types of substance use:
- 25% of respondents replaced alcohol with cannabis
- 12% of respondents replaced cigarettes/tobacco with cannabis
- 3% of respondents replaced illicit drugs with cannabis
Edited by Bob in Mich, 19 May 2017 - 02:22 PM.