Seniors choose cannabis over opioids for pain

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Seniors choose cannabis over opioids for pain

July 10, 2018

 Eighty-year-old Connie Schick uses a cannabis cream for chronic pain after a stroke. Schick said it's better than using an opioid painkiller, which hurts her stomach and can be addicting. She said even her children think it's a great idea.

Dr. Nephi Stella at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been studying cannabis for 25 years. He said researchers are convinced CBD can reduce seizures and help fight glioblastomas and "strongly believes" CBD fights pain, anxiety, PTSD and some cancers.

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