Interesting numbers are being reported from the US in a survey of 473 adult therapeutic cannabis users.
87% of respondents are reported as giving up prescription medications, alcohol or other drugs in favour of cannabis.
The US is known for having a problem with opioid painkiller and herion, both have driven overdose deaths to the point where they are now the leading cause of fatal injuries.
So, which is the lesser of two evils? Cannabis, a plant which has never cause an overdose or opioids causing levels of destruction never before seen in the US?
The survey of 473 adult therapeutic cannabis users found that 87% of respondents gave up prescription medications, alcohol, or other drugs in favor of cannabis. Adults under 40 were likely to give up all three of these for medical cannabis. The most startling revelation, and one that will have Big Pharma running to their crony lawmakers, is that 80% of respondents reported substituting cannabis for prescription drugs. In addition, 52% said they substituted cannabis for alcohol and 32% said they substituted it for illicit substances. These results indicate a very promising trend of people moving away from dangerously addictive and deadly substances in favor of a miracle plant that has never caused an overdose death.