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Are There Addiction Risks to Cannabis? Cannabis Maintenance as Addiction Treatment?


In 2010, 16,652 overdose deaths were directly related to prescribed medications.

In 2022, we have new, even deadlier drugs that are effecting millions globaly. Add COVID isolation into the mix, and what you have is an expedintial number of people dieing alone. Is methadone working? Is there a plan B?

While doctors prescribed these lethal narcotics, some estimates suggest that up to 70% of these medications get re-sold on the streets.

A study of 4000 indicates that cannabis discourages use of alcohol and hard drugs.

also see

Peer Reviewed Articles on Addiction & Cannabis Research 

2014 - Australia: Study ~ Nabiximols as an Agonist Replacement Therapy During Cannabis Withdrawal.
Jama Psychiatry


Psychopharmacology (Berl)

Frontiers in Psychiatry


Nature Neuroscience

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Psychopharmacology (Berl)


Journal of Addiction Research & Theory

US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

2012 - Netherlands/ USA/ Australia: Study ~ A genetic perspective on the proposed inclusion of cannabis withdrawal in the DSM-5.
Psychological Medicine

Journal of Psychopharmacology

PLoS One

National Institutes of Health

Harm Reduction Journal