When states legalize medical marijuana, opioid overdoses go down drastically. Saving these lives is a clear reason for decriminalization immediately now that these statistics have been verified here in the United States and throughout the world.
“Legalized marijuana cannabis could help curb the opioid epidemic, study finds,” NBC News (2017)
In states that have legalized medical marijuana, hospital visits for painkiller dependence dropped 23% on average. And visit for opioid overtones dropped 13%.
(From the US Center for Disease Control)
Marijuana cannabis is a proven alternative to prescription painkillers, and can even help opioid addicts curb their addiction.
Despite what some people who are ignorant on this topic say:
IE.: Jeff Sessions, U.S.Attorney General, February 28, 2017: “Marijuana is a cure for opioid abuse? (Sarcastic tone and demonic grin.) Give me a break. I doubt that’s true. Maybe science will prove I’m wrong.” (Which it has.)
The science on medical marijuana is very clear. Anyone who is prescribed the poisons that opiates are need to have direct access to medical cannabis marijuana immediately. Medical cannabis marijuana saved my life.
FACT: A pain-clinic patient at a local HMO with compromised cardiac and pulmonary systems and accompanying severe pain was previously prescribed these monthly medications:
240 5mg Oxycodone tablets,
90 15mg ER morphine Tablets
60 0.5mg Xanax Tablets
40 Hydromorphone 2mg Tablets
Tethered to a stationary oxygen concentrator system
and by the use of medical cannabis marijuana was able to lower prescriptions over 86% or more. Current prescriptions are only:
30 15mg ER Morphine Tablets and
30 5mg Oxycodone Tablets for breakthrough Pain
Portable over the shoulder oxygen when needed
by replacing the balance with non-THC CBD daytime supplements, high concentration THC oil for breakthrough pain, and Full-Plant Extract evening vapor and/or tincture.
I’m 100% confident this patient would not be alive today if it weren’t for their medical use of homemade cannabis marijuana vapor, tincture, DMSO, oils, and edibles.
Hawaii patients who have a qualifying diagnosis and Spring Special for your Hawaii Medical Cannabis / Marijuana Card at the Honolulu Wellness Center cannabis marijuana card clinic www.CannabisCardClinic.com