A study has emerged that suggests that we should be looking closer at the the “exit drug” theory. A team of researchers from Canada and the United States surveyed over 2,000 federally registered medical cannabis patients in Canada, where the plant has been legal for medical purposes for almost twenty years. The survey asked patients about their use of both cannabis and numerous other substances. What they found initially was not surprising among medical marijuana patients – with 70 percent of respondents saying they substitute cannabis for prescription medications, most specifically opioids. This information echoes previous studies that have suggested cannabis could be a solution to the opioid epidemic. To read full Marijuana Times Article click here
Disproving the ‘Gateway Drug’ Theory: Could Cannabis Be an ‘Exit Drug’?
By Julia Granowicz – Feb 7, 2019