Exit Strategy

CBD-rich cannabis should be considered as a first-line treatment for pain rather than as a medication of last resort.

Everyone knows opiates are a problem. Overdoses have increased sharply over the last five years. In 2017, more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses—more than from car crashes or guns. In fact, more Americans died from drug overdoses last year than in the entire Vietnam War. It’s gotten to a point where opiates are lowering the US life expectancy rates.

Survey Results: Cannabis In The Treatment of Age-Related Pain

Pain affects one’s mood, memory, relationships, and overall quality of life. Constant aches and discomfort can cause frustration, depression, anxiety, anger, social isolation, poor sleep, and related health risks. Pain is a problem. A big problem. And it gets worse as we age: Fifty percent of older adults who live on their own and 75-85 percent of the elderly in care facilities reportedly suffer from chronic pain.

Survey Results: Cannabis Compares Favorably to Conventional PTSD Treatments

Santa Rosa, CA: Care By Design, a California-based medical marijuana company, recently surveyed three hundred patients with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The survey asked what medications patients had used for PTSD-related symptoms (including cannabis), and then asked patients to assess each medication in terms of its impact on the hallmark symptoms of PTSD, including anger and irritability, anxiety, depression, pain, and sleep disorders.

Landmark Survey of Medical Cannabis Use & Patient-Reported Outcomes

New data suggests CBD and THC both matter

Care By Design, a California-based medical cannabis company, recently completed the largest survey of medical cannabis patients to date. The data suggests that cannabis is useful in the treatment of many medical conditions, and that THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) may be as important therapeutically as CBD (cannabidiol)–particularly for patients with pain and inflammation.