(HealthDay)—Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana.
In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers.
Nine out of 10 liked it so much they said they’d recommend medical pot to others.
“I was on Percocet and replaced it with medical marijuana. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” said one senior.
Another patient put it this way: “It [medical marijuana] is extremely effective and has allowed me to function in my work and life again. It has not completely taken away the pain, but allows me to manage it.”
Study co-author Dr. Diana Martins-Welch said, “The impact of medical marijuana was overwhelmingly positive. Medical marijuana led them to taking less medications overall—opioids and non-opioids—and they had better function and better quality of life.” Martins-Welch is a physician…