Archive of Tag: Opioids

by zachary uzupis

Get the Facts: Why Choose Cannabis Over Opioids to Address Chronic Pain?

In 2017, when then-President Trump announced that opioid abuse amounted to a public health emergency, he was acknowledging a fact already sadly apparent to millions of Americans. The previous year, some  64,000 people died from drug overdoses (with prescription and illicit opioids responsible for the majority of drug overdoses). The most recent data, from 2021, showed that number had risen to over 80,000. For those Americans under the age of 50, drug overdose is now the leading cause of death....

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