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Cannabis Reduces Opioid Overdose Mortality In states with medicinal cannabis laws…

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Cannabis Reduces Opioid Overdose Mortality
In states with medicinal cannabis laws, opioid overdoses drop by an average of 25%. This effect gets bigger the longer the law has been in place. For instance, there is a 33% drop in mortality in California,where compassionate use has been in place since 1996.
Cannabis Reduces Opioid Consumption
Cannabis is opioid-sparing in chronic pain patients. When patients are given access to cannabis, they drop their opioid use by roughly 50%.
Cannabis use is associated with a reduction in not only opioid consumption, but also many other drugs including benzodiazepines, which also have a high incidence of fatal overdose. In states with medicinal cannabis laws, the number of prescriptions for analgesic and anxiolytic drugs (among others) are substantially reduced.
Medicare and Medicaid prescription costs are substantially lower in states with cannabis laws.
Cannabis Can Prevent Dose Escalation And Opioid Tolerance
Cannabinoids and opioids have acute analgesic synergy. When opioids and cannabinoids are coadministered, they produce greater than additive analgesia. This suggests that analgesic dose of opioids is substantially lower for patients using cannabis therapy.
Cannabis Could Be A Viable First-Line Analgesic
The CDC has updated its recommendations in the spring of 2016, stating that most cases of chronic pain should be treated with non-opioids.
The National Academies of Science and Medicine recently conducted an exhaustive review of 10,000+ human studies published since 1999, definitively concluding that cannabis itself (not a specific cannabinoid or cannabis-derived molecule) is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain.
Cannabis May Be A Viable Tool In Medication-Assisted Relapse Prevention
CBD is non-intoxicating, and is the 2nd most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD alleviates the anxiety that leads to drug craving. In human pilot studies, CBD administration is sufficient to prevent heroin craving for at least 7 days.
Cannabis users are more likely to adhere to naltrexone maintenance for opioid dependence.

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Philip J. Cenedella IV - The 2-continent Cannabis Consultant. First and foremost, I am a Patient Advocate since 1977. I have also served as a Board of Director for the World Trade Center San Diego, as a Lead Consultant for Deutsche Telekom's Executive Board, Founded the Dayton Human Trafficking Accords and have been a C-Level Business Development Executive for over 3 decades. From California, now residing in Germany and providing professional business development services to firms from North America, Europe and worldwide. I support the work of United States Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (pictured below at ICBC Berlin) and the BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS which call for an end to the world war on Cannabis. https://cenedella.de/berlin-peace-accords Consulting Services: Sales and Business Development - all facets, C-level, ethical and professional Assist with Strategic Direction - but focused on its implementation Professionally represent your firm - at conventions, sales meetings, and events Research - licensing, compliance, distribution networks and qualify potential partners I am your resource, on the ground in Europe! Philip J. Cenedella IV Call +1.888.206.3264 USA / +49.0.151.720.16752 GERMANY Skype: philip.j.cenedella / eMail: phil@cenedella.de

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