Report spurs call to study marijuana’s potential in opioid-crisis fight

New research must now be funded to see whether cannabis can pare down the use of some opioids
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Thursday, January 12, 2017

A new U.S. government-funded report showing clear evidence cannabis is an effective remedy for those with chronic pain underscores the need for more research into how marijuana can help fight the deadly opioid crisis ravaging North America, according to one of Canada’s leading pain researchers. A report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine outlined nearly 100 conclusions about the benefits and harms of cannabis on a range of public health and safety issues.