Science Says Patients Prefer Pot Over Pills

September 11, 2017

As the United States faces the worst opioid epidemic in history, with prescription drug use reaching peak levels, more evidence continues to show that cannabis is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous or lethal pharmaceuticals.

“The potential for addiction and health risks associated with using multiple scheduled drugs places additional direct monetary and health costs on patients and healthcare systems due to an increased number of side effects, risky drug interactions, dependency, and overdose,” University of New Mexico researchers Jacob Miguel Vigil and Sarah See Stith, wrote of a study entitled “Effects of Legal Access to Cannabis on Scheduled II-V Drug Prescriptions.” The study will soon be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of American Medical Directors Association.