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Posted On: 2018-06-07 01:11:50
Is Cannabis a Good Pain Relief Alternative to Opioid Medicine?
Opioid addiction is a very big problem that plagues our country no matter the state or social class. Lately there has been alot research that cannabis and hemp products aid in alleviating pain. Many people have become addicted from prescribed opioids for a temporary pain condition. In these instances maybe natural non-addictive products could be a solution. Do you think if Cannabis was legal, pain sufferers would then choose Cannabis over Opioids? And will this then solve the Opioid crisis?
Cannabis a Good Pain Relief for most People, specially those who do not want to buy Pharmaceutical Drugs that can be very addictive and bad for you. Just look at the Opioids crisis in USA where 72000 Americans were Killed in 2018 alone due to Opioids!
Cannabis itself, a herb, is non-addictive and therefore is a better solution to Opioid. Yes, it alleviates pain and stress amongst other things and is known for killing cancers and other disorders when used as an oil. I would say that an organic, non-addictive option is always the best way forward. Pharmaceuticals are nearly always prescribed by doctors because either Cannabis is illegal and they are unable to prescribe it or, as is quite often the case, the doctors themse3ves have a profit stake in prescribing pharmaceutical designed drugs. As for solving the Opioid crisis, education of the people is necessary in order to achieve a conversion over to Cannabis. The fact that it is known by Governments around the world to be such a cheap, powerful cure, and that they have known for many years, amounts to nothing short of state sponsored legal Genocide. This is a huge subject and your question only scratches the very top of it.
Hi Sarah. It is illegal to possess, grow or sell Cannabis in Britain but it is not unlawful to do so. You can grow Hemp under license for commercial use but these have been very limited. In recent years there has been a large surge in people privately growing their own at home and millions ignore the legal restraints upon it.
1st, how can it be "illegal" but "not unlawful"?
Arent these 2 Words the words for same meaning :)
Also, how can sale of Marijiuna and Hash etc. be all legal in Amsterdam, which is right across the Water from UK but not legal in UK? Wont Brits just take a flight to Amsterdam and load up on all Pot they want! Silly laws it seems to me :)
Hi Reporter. Legal and Lawful are two completely different systems. Legal is determined by Act & Statute, formulated by Government and is admiralty Law. Lawful, which is Common Law, is the Law of the Land which was here long before Act & Statute and the concept of company formation appeared. Such as the UK Government, which is a corporate company, and this is where legalities reside.
And of course, this is why we have solicitors of legal services and Barristers, who deal with Lawful issues.
Marijuana is the name which was given to Cannabis in the 1950's in America by a group of scientists who were on the payroll to put together a damning report on the herb. This then allowed the illegal label to stick and the wood industry got exactly what it wanted, which was number one spot as Hemp was a much better alternative and with 2 crops per year was a much faster producer. It also produced a much harder working material over wood and would last many times longer than wood alternatives.
The Pain Relief comes from a Natural Drug found in the cannabis Plant family called CBD,Cannabidiol and with TONS of research has been found to have NO side affects. Hemp(NON THC) is becoming MORE popular because there is no HIGH. THC is NOT the drug that has the medicinal Health Benefits!!
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Although there maybe some validity to Cannabis being an alternative to Opioids for pain relief. The Opioid crisis we are having in USA leading to death of 50,000+ Americans per Year due to Opioids, are due to the structural problems of USA, one of which is that 100-Million Americans either have NO Healthcare or affordable Healthcare, because USA lacks even the most basic of Social services which is Government run Universal Socialized Healthcare (NHS), something so essential that all Developed Nations have it, including Israel the beloved Nation of Republicans, Obama Democrats & the right-wing Media.
So if you have NO Healthcare, or Healthcare that you can afford due to exorbitant cost of Deductibles, Co-Pays, Medicine, etc. ripoffs, so that Wall Street can make Trillions more off Healthcare, damn be the American people, then of course you will resort to any sort of unsound dangerous medicine to alleviate your Pain, such as Opioid. Which horrible facts Trump as latest tool of Wall Street champions 😡
Reporter I am so glad you have pointed out to this other Elephant in the room. This utter failing of USA. That is 50,000+ Americans are being KILLER per Year due to this "Opioid crisis", while there is NO such "Opioid crisis" in European Countries, Canada, etc.. WHY? Because as you pointed out in these other Countries they have Government run Universal Socialized Healthcare (NHS), so people can get proper Medical care to releave their pain whereas in USA since 100-Mill have NO Healthcare or
affordable Healthcare since typical Health insurance, unless you working for Military Google Facebookl GoldMan Sachs etc Wall Street darlings, comes with exorbitant cost of Deductibles, Co-Pays, etc. Wall Street ripoffs, so 10s of Millions of Americans cannot get the proper Medical care they need to address their illness & resulting pain so instead they resort to Opioids, even self made Opioids, to reveal their Pains and hence this massive body count at Home due to this utter failure of US
Government, under Democrats and Republicans and Wall Street Media that controls these bastards. And this really is a body count at Home since more Americans are KILLED per Year due to these opioids than were killed in vietnam-war:
The deaths due to Opioids are staggering. The contributing reasons for abuse are several and yes our government has some responsibility but I'm not sure it simply lack of Socialized Universal Healthcare where no one seems to know exactly how we would pay for it. In our society many seem to be be self medicating to cope with everyday life. We have an arm of government that is covertly involved in the black market of these drugs reaching US. When people can't afford the Opioids they use heroin.
"no one seems to know exactly how we would pay for it"!
Are you serious! The same way that Canada, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Australia, Israel the BELOVED Nation of Republicans, Democrats and right-wing Media, whom have had Universal Socialized Health (NHS) for Decades pay for it. Which is via Taxes that People pay. NOW here is the real Killer fact, in countries that have NHS beside giving Healthcare to all their People FREE for Taxes they pay
Certainly these media sources you cite aren't telling the US citizens about health costs versus other countries. I've researched and our medical and pharmaceutical costs are about 50% higher as you say. Unfortunately are representatives in DC are more beholding to medical facilities/Pharma lobbyists than our best interests. You could contact your State Representative with your proposal but right now Congress seems very dysfunctional on most issues that directly impacts our lives.
Yes exactly, that is "our medical and pharmaceutical costs are about 50% higher as you say". And it gets WORSE! That is while we are spending TWICE as much on Healthcare than Countries with Socialized Healthcare, which is again all Developed Nations, we have the WORSE Healthcare results too, from 100-Mill Americans either having NO health insurance or affordable healthcare to 50,000+ Americans being KILLED per Year due to Opioids, to 2-Mill Americans going bankrupt per Year due to Healthcare
costs, etc. horror. All so that the Wall Street Billionare class behind fraud Obama and lunatic Trump, can make $1-Trillion more per Year from Healthcare costs in USA, damn be the American People.
And of course since these same Wall Street Billionare class control the Big Media in USA, from CNN to MSNBC to pyschos on fox to Google to Hollywood, you do not hear about any of these facts from them :(
SO thanks GOD for this Anoox which as a non-profit search engine & social net lets us get Truth o
Yes we do have to turn to alternative sources to get truthful news. Rather pathetic. I don't even listen to those news channels any more. The lies, distortions and spinning is a bit too much to tolerate.
Well since this Anoox is the best if not the only source of alternate Media for us, for "We the People" to get the Truth out, in contrast to mis-information and lies that pours out of Wall Street backed Media, then make sure to support it by making a generous Donation. And looking at your profile I see you have made NONE! After all while Google, FB, MSNBC, Fox, etc. get Billions and Billions from Wall Street, this Anoox gets ZERO from Wall Street and instead it is dependent on "We the People".
Reporter, 1st thanks for enlightening us all that the Opioid crisis in US leading to death of 50,000+ Americans per Year is yet another by product of the state of Healthcare in USA, due to not having Universal Socialized Health as other developed Nations have. But you know if Republicans and Democrats have not done about one Mass shooting after another in USA, about horrific state of Guns in USA leading to 30,000+ Americans killed obviously these 2 FAKE Parties are not going to do
anything about Opioid crisis which is leading to death of 50,000+ Americans due to proper healthcare since these deaths are not Public and in the Headlines as the Mass shootings in USA are which they still do nothing about!
And yes, we should all Donate to Anoox since as the only non-profit social network and search engine it gets zero from Wall Street and where Anoox to be gone then we would be at mercy of Google, Facebook, etc Wall Street based Media which means little to no Truth as gets out
BP, you have 100% nailed it man. That is:
If these 2 FAKE Parties, aided and abided by FAKE Wall Street based Media, are no doing about One Mass shooting massacre of American People after another which are Headline news, they are not going to do anything about Opioid crisis which is leading to death of 50,000+ Americans due to proper healthcare since these deaths are not as Public, not in the Headlines, as the Mass shootings in USA are which they still do nothing about.
No you can not depend on government, regardless of Party to solve opioid addiction that leads to so many deaths. They are beholding to Pharma Companies. Even with money for Drug Addiction Centers, how many of their buddies are opening New facilities? Then we have black-market opioids coming across the borders & govt officials advocating for Open Borders. Word of mouth alternatives like CBD Oils has to be spread because people in pain want and need relief. I personally use CBD 😊
Yes, I am a CBD Entrepreneur, but I still find it helpful having a discussion on certain areas like pain relief, studies have found CBD Oil to be helpful. I've reviewed alot of research done by experts and even scientists and medical professionals are perplexed about positive results. My goal is to educate and inform public there may be options to help medical conditions and quality of life. Currently CBD is deemed a supplement not covered by medical insurance. For some my business could help.
We already have socialized healthcare for the poor, it's called MediCaid. I hear we should do Like Canada or some other socialized countries where healthcare is free, it's not in the USA so if others want that system they can move to those countries if this is the system they want. It's not just politicians but many tax-paying citizens are against supporting a socialist system. Why label Trump a fool? This is NOT why I began this discussion for name calling and bashing.
There is actually a very solid, irrefutable way, to answer this question. That is they have made Pot, Cannabis, legal in Colorado. So check out the number of deaths by Opioid Medicine in Colorado vs rest of the Nation and see if they are lower or higher, by per Capita basis of course. If they are lower and by a substantial margin, then you/we have our answer to this question.
Now that is a smart answer 😉
Yes, I think you have nailed it. By answering the question you have posted one can firmly, that is without any shadow of doubt, answer this question of whether Cannabis can reduce death due to "Opioid crisis". Very well done madam :)
Lux, I am glad you all think this is a great answer. So yes indeed, if we want to have a near scientific answer as to whether Cannabis is an alternative to Opioids and resulting massive death rate of American People across the Nation to "Opioid crisis", then we need to just look at the Stats in Colorado in this regard, which has had legalized Cannabis sale for some time now. Now I dont have this stats, but those whom really want this answer such as the OP should look it up.
Sarah, although you are making a very sound argument with your argument that the answer to this question can be soundly determined by comparing the stats from Colorado to rest of USA, keep in mind that the real problem with USA is the lack of Government run Universal Socialized Healthcare (NHS), as result of which 100-Million Americans have NO Healthcare or affordable Healthcare. So 10s of Million Americans out of their desperation to alleviate their pains resort to Opioids :(
Lack of Socialized Healthcare is certainly a reason I haven't heard as a cause to opioid addiction crisis. Many Americans seem to want to be in control of their own healthcare doctors and providers. Those below certain income levels are covered by Medicaid now.
Are you serious! Walk into any Restaurant that serves the 99% and ask your Waiter, Waitress, etc. do you have healthcare? And watch the look of real Terror on their faces as they tell you not.
In fact most Jobs in USA come with NO health insurance and many that offer health insurance offer it with exorbitant $7K per Year per person Deductibles, 20% Co-pay which means typical American family of 4 can easily pay $50,000 per Year for 2 Hospital stays. Resulting in them resorting to Opioids
to releave their pains rather than get proper Medical care as people in other Developed Nations whom all have Socialized Healthcare get as a result of which they do NOT have Opioid Crisis, that is 10s of 1000s of their People in Europe, Canada, etc. are NOT dying per Year due to Opioids, as Americans without Socialized Healthcare and hence lack of proper affordable healthcare are.
What the Hek are Opioids? And arent they issued by a Doctor?
Or you mean something else. As far as Pot being legal, I am all for that. After all why in GODs name Alcohol legal and not Pot! Since a bottle of Vodka can do you far more harm than a Joint.
Opioids are pain narcotics that must be prescribed by a doctor i.e. Oxycontin. These type of medicines can be highly addictive, as a matter of fact, it is said we have an Opioid Addiction Crisis in our country. While some illegally buy this drug, others get it prescribed for legitimate pain issues.
I think you should avoid all Drugs.
And specially avoid Opioids. But then again if you are in excruciating pain, you are going to need serious pain killers. Still as much as you can avoid all Drugs and only take the Natures Drug which is working out and being all one with Mother Earth 😜
So true. If you are in excruciating pain, you're going to seek relief from somewhere. Using them short-term and taking as prescribed can reduce becoming addicted. But for long term chronic pain, such as arthritis, finding a natural alternative is best.
Yes, for pain such as arthritis, a natural alternative such as Pot, oh excuse me Cannabis is a Good Pain Relief. But the problem is that Cannabis costs too much for typical person and Cannabis is certainly not covered by any health insurance plans.
CBD Hemp is not pot and does not make you high because it has less than .3 THC which is the actual substance in marijuana/cannabis that makes one high. But you bring up a valid point, it's not covered by insurance. However, it is a good alternative for anyone who wants to make a sacrifice in their budget to purchase or become a Business Owner Distributor of product to afford the cost.