The Price of Pain Relief: Opiates VS Medical Marijuana

Here at Green Health Docs, one of our biggest goals is to provide our patients with pain relief. Many individuals we see are hoping to one day replace their opioids and pain medication entirely.  Or patients are hoping to at least cut back on their usage of these powerful, and oft over-prescribed, medications. Because of the current opioid epidemic in North America, we are especially passionate about the effectiveness of marijuana in helping reduce pain.

Unfortunately, many healthcare providers and agencies have their hands tied when it comes to recommending medical cannabis to help combat this epidemic. Federal and state governments acknowledge the opioid problem, yet cannabis is still seen as a Schedule I drug. Nonetheless, the word is finally getting out about this safer, and often times more effective, pain relief tool.

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