Is cannabis a viable solution?
S enator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the "Opioid Workforce Act", which would create 1,000 new Medicare-supported positions at hospitals throughout the country. The new doctors would be trained on addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management.
“I think there’s going to be a shortage of docs,” said Dr. Devanand Mangar, a chief anesthesiologist and board member at Tampa General Hospital. "I think because of the aging population and the more people living a lot longer there’s going to be a need for physicians to take care of patients.” There could be a shortage of anywhere between 40,800 and 105,000 doctors by 2030, according the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Effectiveness of medical cannabis in relieving pain is moderately accepted in many parts of the world. In a more recent study, the researchers gave participants who used opiate-based pain medicines to relieve both moderate and severe pain three marijuana cigarettes per day in addition to the opiate-based pain medication. The participants reported around 27% overall reduction in the pain level, without any additional opiate-based drugs.
We also expect new studies on opioid alternative – University of Florida has started a five-year research that is funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse to determine the effectiveness of cannabis in treating HIV/AIDS.
At the CannXperience Health and Wellness Tour, a monthly event, it is our hopes to assist in the cultivation of a compassionate and common-sense approach to dealing with something we universally acknowledge is a problem. Nothing else is working. Opiate addiction is ravaging communities nationwide. The CannXperience Health and Wellness Tour is designed to prevent more innocent people from becoming addicted to prescription addiction and synthetic drugs by instead offering medical cannabis (and all natural alternatives like hemp-derived products and nutraceuticals) for alternative treatment. The biggest benefits of medical marijuana do not come with the same negative side effects, high costs and addictive experienced by most over-the-counter prescriptions. Any negative side effects of cannabis more stem from a common lack of understanding about proper use, type, and ongoing self-evaluation.