Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cannabis found not to be a substitute for opioids

Note difference from last post, which applied to using marijuana for pain, this study concerns people already addicted and are on methadone treatment.

News Release 19-Nov-2019
McMaster University


The research team looked at all research on the effects of cannabis use on illicit opioid use during methadone maintenance therapy, which is a common treatment for opioid use disorder, and found six studies involving more than 3,600 participants.

However, a meta-analysis of the studies found cannabis use didn't reduce illicit opioid use during treatment nor did it retain people in treatment.


tags: drug abuse, drug use

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