KVLY-TV: MINNESOTA DOCTOR RECOMMENDS MEDICAL CANNABIS TO BREAK OPIOID ADDICTION

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) A Minnesota doctor believes medical cannabis can help those struggling with opioid addiction and prevent future overdoses.

Vireo Health’s Dr. Kyle Kingsley says cannabis is not killing people like opioids and it is not as addicting.

Kingsley says in order to break the addiction, it is recommended that a patient slowly weenes off opioids then is gradually introduced to medical cannabis.

Many people start taking opioids to relieve chronic pain then later find themselves building a tolerance and even transitioning to a drug like heroine.

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