Is Cannabis an “Exit Drug”?
Interesting concept right? Here is some of the research that backs this up. A 2014 study found that legal medical cannabis dispensaries reduce opioid abuse and overdoses. Another recent study, from April, found that this substitution effect goes beyond the opioid crisis, and medical cannabis users reported significant reductions in the use of various drugs: opioids (76.7 percent of users), anti-anxiety medications (71.8 percent), migraine medications (66.7 percent), sleep medications (65.2 percent), alcohol (42 percent), and antidepressants (37.6 percent). Read more here. (image by janest.com)