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How the Use of Medical Cannabis Can Reduce Opioid Use


Pain is a feeling that a person feels at a certain point in life. When the pain you are feeling is mild and tolerable, you can go to the pharmacy and purchase a OTC pain reliever. However, if such pain is already intolerable and severe, you will surely need a stronger medication.

The use of opioid for chronic pain

There are many doctors who prescribe opioid medications to clients who suffer from chronic pain. These opioids are often known by the public as painkillers. The main goal of such medications is to provide relief from chronic pain. These are stronger than regular pain relievers that you can buy over the counter.

Opioids block the flow of pain signals from certain body parts of the body to the brain. At the same time, they also lessen the pain that you feel in those parts. However, incorrect use of opioids can lead to health hazards. It may also result in certain side effects, especially if you do not follow your doctor’s instructions.

Side effects of opioid use

Some of the side effects that you might experience include nausea, vomiting, constipation, and drowsiness, among others. For you to minimize the possibility of experiencing these side effects, the doctor should closely monitor your use of opioid medications.

How medical cannabis comes into play

Researchers and even some doctors give Medical Cannabis recommendations as an alternative to opioid medication. Medical cannabis can help manage chronic pain with a lesser presence of health hazards than those associated with the use of opioids.

Taking medical cannabis orally presents fewer side effects, too. You have to keep in mind, though, that your state laws and doctor’s recommendation play an important role in giving you access to medical cannabis for your chronic pain .

Medical cannabis is an option that Bernard Cannabis Center offers for clients 18 years old and above who are suffering from certain health conditions specified in Florida’s state laws. We conduct Medical Cannabis Evaluations in Florida to help you with your situation. We encourage you to visit our website at to know more about our pre-requisites for an evaluation. For your inquiries, please call us at 1-866-7DR-WEED.


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