The thousands of deaths across Canada as a result opiod use and addictions has been dominating public health, public safety, and public policy issue for many years. Beyond the headlines and the grim statistics, a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds this nationwide epidemic striking close to home for a significant number of Canadians. One -in eight (12%) the equivalent of nearly 3.5 million Canadian adults say they have close friends or family members who have become dependent on opioids in the last five years. Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians say they themselves have been prescribed opioids in the last five years! Click here to read full Angus Reid January, 11th 2018 PDF
Is Cannabis a Safe Alternative to Pain Killers?
According to a Your Canna Life Article…”One 2012 study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that marijuana can prevent the development of tolerance to opioids as well as mitigate difficult to manage withdrawal symptoms. Tolerance is one of the main reasons why people continue to take higher and higher doses of prescription painkillers. Painful withdrawal symptoms may also be one of the reasons people seek out dangerous alternatives to opiates when they are no longer receiving a doctor’s prescription.”Click here to Read full Your Canna Life Article