Study Suggests Cannabis May Help Crack Addicts Reduce Use

 Photo Credit: Civilized

Photo Credit: Civilized

Researchers from the BC Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver surveyed over 100 crack users in the city between the years of 2012 and 2015 and found cannabis may be able to help reduce crack cocaine addiction. The data was sourced from three prospective cohorts of more than 2,000 drug users. Some users intentionally used cannabis to control their addiction, and saw crack consumption drop significantly, with the proportion of daily reporters dropping from 35% to 20%. The BC Centre on Substance use would like to continue examining whether cannabis could be an effective tool for those looking to reduce their use of crack or other stimulants. 

This information has been provided by Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.