Cannabidiol: Swinging The Marijuana Pendulum From 'Weed' To Medication To Treat The Opioid Epidemic

Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers Addiction to Heroin

Key Findings

Epidemics require a paradigm shift in thinking about all possible solutions. The rapidly changing sociopolitical marijuana landscape provides a foundation for the therapeutic development of medicinal cannabidiol to address the current opioid abuse crisis.

Information and Links


Link: Cannabidiol: Swinging The Marijuana Pendulum From 'Weed' To Medication To Treat The Opioid Epidemic

Year: 2017

DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2016.12.006


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers according to the results found in this study.

Addiction to Heroin — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Heroin according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

CBD