The use of cannabis in response to the opioid crisis: A review of the literature

October 11, 2017 | Marissa Valeri

nursing_outlook.pngA staggering number of Americans are dying from overdoses attributed to prescription opioid medications (POMs). In response, states are creating policies related to POM harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, and alternative therapies for pain management, such as cannabis (medical marijuana). However, little is known about how the use of cannabis for pain management may be associated with POM use.

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