Study Shows MMJ Drastically Cuts Patients’ Use of Benzos

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A study conducted by the Canadian company Canabo Medical, Inc., has found 40% of its patients have been able to eliminate their use of benzodiazepines within 90 days of beginning medical marijuana treatment. After a year, 45% of its patients were able to quit their use of prescription medications. Canabo and a team of researchers looked at data from 1,500 patients to establish a link between medical marijuana and the need for pharmaceutical medications. Early results, which were confirmed by ongoing research, found medical cannabis treatments that were supervised by a physician resulted in a significant drop in benzodiazepine reliance. This study then followed a group 146 patients suffering pain and other disorders for one year. Canabo chairman Dr. Neil Smith says of the study, “To say that we’re encouraged is an understatement, but there’s a lot of work still left to be done... We hope to conduct formal trials both in-house and in collaboration with others, pending further analysis of what we believe to be one of the most promising advancements in many years.”

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