Opioids are expensive and Pharma (and the FDA) controls them. Cannabis is cheap and one can grow it in one’s garden. (Where it’s legal to do so.)
(From Science Alert)
A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain – opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana.
The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer medical marijuana, and many believe it is just as effective for their pain…
…Of that group, “97 percent of the sample ‘strongly agreed/agreed’ that they are able to decrease the amount of opioids they consume when they also use cannabis. In addition, 89 percent ‘strongly agreed/agreed’ that taking opioids produces unwanted side effects such as constipation and nausea,” the researchers wrote.
But interestingly, the researchers also found that “81 percent ‘strongly agreed/agreed’ that taking cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids”.