In a survey conducted by HelloMD in cooperation with the University of California Berkeley and involving 3,000 medical marijuana users, researchers found 97% of respondents either agreed or agreed strongly that medical cannabis allowed them to decrease their use of opioid painkillers. In addition, 92% of respondents agreed or agreed strongly that they preferred medical cannabis as a treatment option to their traditional medications. For 81% of respondents, cannabis alone was considered more effective than combining cannabis and opioids. Chief Medical Officer of HelloMD, Dr. Perry Solomon, hopes this study will "awaken the public, medical professionals and legislatures to the fact that cannabis is a safe, non-addictive product, available to help fight the opioid epidemic.”
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