63% of chronic pain, mental-health patients prefer cannabis to opioids: study

The most common reason for the switch was fewer adverse side-effects, says Philippe Lucas, graduate researcher at the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, a lead on the study and vice-president of patient advocacy at Tilray, the medical cannabis production and research company that funded the study. The next most common reasons were patients feeling that cannabis is safer and experiencing better symptom management.

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