Study: Cannabis Reduces Opioid Use in Cancer Patients – TheJointBlog

  • For the study, researchers examined trends in opioid consumption and symptom control in cancer patients who did and did not consume marijuana for medical purposes.
  • Their objective states: We sought to characterize MMJ’s role on symptomatic relief and opioid consumption in the oncologic population.
  • Our study found that the addition of MMJ (medical marijuana) to patients’ palliative care regimen withstood the development of tolerance and reduced the rate of opioid use, over a significantly longer follow-up period than patients solely utilizing opioids, states the study.

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