THE FREDOM PROTOCOL
The FREDOM (Flexible Reduction and Expedited Discontinuation of Opioid Medications) protocol is designed to reduce the number of deaths each year from the use of highly addictive opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone and the illicit, related street drug heroin.
This first-of-its-kind draft protocol has been developed to offer a potential path for physicians to help patients struggling with chronic or intractable pain replace opioids with medical cannabis.
The protocol has been published in draft form as a ‘working paper’ in order to elicit feedback from the largest possible number of physicians and researchers.
Physicians and researchers are invited to provide feedback using the form that appears below.