It is no secret that the pharmaceutical industry’s products kill a lot of people globally every year. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that over 115,000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2017 alone. This is not to say that all pharmaceutical drugs are bad in every instance for every patient. To be fair, some prescription drugs do help some people. However, pharmaceutical companies and the rest of the medical industry have largely over-promoted the use of pharmaceuticals, which has led to a lot of suffering and misery. Simultaneously, the cannabis plant, which is much safer, has remained prohibited in most parts of the globe. A team of Dutch researchers recently surveyed over 2,800 medical cannabis patients on the European continent. The goal of the survey was to gauge how often suffering patients substitute medical cannabis instead of pharmaceutical prescription drugs. According to the survey data, 56% of study participants reported having substituted pharmaceutical drugs with medical cannabis. The most common types of prescriptions that were substituted for medical cannabis were opioids, antidepressants, and medications for arthritis.
Johnny Green, Cannabis & Tech Today, 07/22/2021 00:00:00