Medicinal Marijuana Increasingly a Substitute for Prescription Drugs: Study

Medicinal cannabis is being used instead of prescription drugs including opiate pain killers, according to a study conducted jointly by UBC Okanagan and the University of Victoria.

Among 473 Canadians who participated in the study back in 2013, 80 per cent reported using pot as medicine instead of a drug prescribed by their physician.

“I’ve been working with medical cannabis patients,” says Zach Walsh, UBC Okanagan Associate Professor of Psychology and the primary investigator of the Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey (CAMPS). “I’ve heard their stories and they so often tell me cannabis has allowed them to increase their quality of life by reducing their reliance on other drugs that have difficult side effects.”

– Read the entire article at Global News.