By the end of the 1990s, opioid prescriptions had led to rampant dependency and overdoses. Since then, the widespread use of opioids to treat chronic pain has not stopped. By 2010, opioid sales increased four times since 1999. Alongside this rise in opioid prescriptions, however, was also a staggering number of drug-related deaths. In 2015, 15,000 people fatally overdosed due to opioid prescriptions – a large number of which could have been largely prevented. Apollo Cannabis Clinic aims to provide safe and yet highly effective means to treat issues such as chronic pain, anxiety and many other conditions via medical marijuana. The infographic below explores the differences between opioids and cannabis as a means to treat issues such as chronic pain, highlighting that cannabis is an effective and safe alternative to opioids.
As you can see, opioid use is a cause for concern, especially when it comes to the ability to so easily overdose. Whereas it is nearly impossible to overdose on medical marijuana – one would have to consume 1,000 times the amount to get high – one can overdose on heroin by taking as little as five times the amount that would get an individual high. Combine this with the marketing involved in opioids which has falsely advertised opioids such as Oxycodone as safe while also minimizing its risk of addiction, it is clear that an alternative to chronic pain is needed – especially when the number of people suffering from chronic pain in the US right now is the equivalent of 1/3 of the size of the country. A licensed cannabis clinic is equipped with health care professionals who can assess your current patient profile and prescribe the right strain and dosage to meet your needs.
As you will see in the infographic below, there are many benefits to using medical marijuana over opioids. The largest-ever study on cannabis has found that is clinically effective at not only treating chronic pain but also a variety of other conditions, including multiple-sclerosis related muscle spasms and nausea in those undergoing chemotherapy. Moreover, it may serve to combat the staggering number of deaths related to prescription opioid use (40 deaths per day in 2015 alone) as states that permit medical marijuana have less opioid-related deaths.
For more information, see the infographic below and please visit: Apollo Cannabis Clinics.