Colorado offers medical cannabis as an alternative medicine
The problem with opioids is that many people who take them for the pain at first end up getting addicted, and when the pills run out they turn to heroin. Heroin has similar effects to opiates, but it is often stronger, cheaper and easier to find, which is why people use it.
But there are other options, and cannabis is one of them. Cannabis can have strong sedating effects if used in a specific way. Due to Colorado’s new bill, patients with a variety of ailments, including opioid addiction, will have the option of choosing medical cannabis as their natural alternative treatment.
According to the wording of the new act, “Regarding the conditions of medical marijuana use for disabling medical conditions and, in connection therewith, adding a condition for which a physician may prescribe an opioid to the list of disabling medical conditions for marijuana for medical purposes use.”
Further, the bill adds that “Under current law, a child under the age of 18 who wishes to be added to the medical marijuana registry for a disabling medical condition must be diagnosed as having a medical condition. disabling by 2 physicians, one of whom must be a licensed pediatrician, licensed family physician or licensed child and adolescent psychiatrist. This means that patients have to go through a long process to obtain medical cannabis.
This new bill is under careful consideration by relevant authorities in other states and around the world. Many people these days don’t want to be given opioids in the first place, but their condition becomes so debilitating that they have no other choice. So many people successfully incorporate medical cannabis and CBD into their daily routine, and because it’s natural and non-addicting, they avoid all of these nasty side effects.
Senate Bill 13 sets a new precedent that will most likely be passed across North America if current trends are followed. Soon people around the world will be wondering if there is a viable alternative to these prescription drugs, especially for teens and young adults.