The opioid epidemic in the United States may have met its match.
Medical cannabis laws and prescription drug monitoring programs
may alleviate the rising rates of opioid overdose. Doctors can fight the
opioid epidemic and help reduce overdose-related deaths by
prescribing cannabis over opioids.
Woodstock physicians have treated scores of opioid patients who
have successfully transitioned to medical marijuana. In addition,
medical cannabis can be utilized for conditions where opioids are
often used: cancer, neurological conditions and chronic non-
The scientific/medical world is actively studying this in both the U.S
and Europe and papers are being published that verify the
observations that we at Woodstock have noticed for years. When will
lawmakers embrace this solution for this devastating plague.
Not a single fatality has ever been attributed to marijuana users.
Clearly, increased acceptance and utilization will lead to fewer opioid