July 25, 2017

UC Berkeley and HelloMD Release Study on Cannabis Use as a Substitute for Opioid and Non-Opioid Based Pain Medication

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Performed in collaboration with University of California Berkeley, HelloMD surveyed its patient database, collecting survey data from close to 3,000 participants, questioning their usage of cannabis and how it has affected their consumption of opioids.

Use of cannabis as a substitute/in conjunction with opioid-based pain medication Dr. Perry Solomon, Chief Medical Officer, HelloMD Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. According to the CDC , most drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid with 91 Americans dying every day from an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids and heroin.

Key findings: 97% “strongly agreed/agreed” that they could decrease their opioid use […]

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