Can Marijuana Replace Opioids To Treat Pain, Addiction? UCLA Researchers Want To Find Out

DESIGNATED SAFE HAVENS, FROM OTHERS TO LEAVE A NEWBORN BABY, AIRPORTS ARE NOT JUAN: MEDICINAL MARIJUANA HAS BEEN USED FOR YEARS TO TREAT A VARIETY OF AILMENTS INCLUDING PAIN RELIEF

NOW SOME UCLA RESEARCHERS ARE PONDERING WHETHER POT COULD HELP THESE PEOPLE OF OPIOIDS CBS 2 SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE DOCTORS LEADING THE EFFORT CANNABIS PROBABLY CAN CERTAINLY HELP WITH PAIN USES A PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY, DOCTOR TIMOTHY SAYS IT IS UNCLEAR WHAT TYPE OF PAIN MARIJUANA CAN TREAT BACK PAIN, HEADACHES, STOMACH PAIN

DOCTORS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS TO TREAT THOSE TYPES OF PAINS AND OTHER KINDS OPIOIDS RELIEVE SUFFERING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BUT WHETHER POT CAN DO THE SAME THING IS SOMETHING THAT HE SAYS UCLA'S NEW CANNABIS RESEARCH INITIATIVE ONE DAY FIND OUT HOW CAN WE USE CANNABIS IN A WAY TO NUMBER ONE INDIVIDUAL FROM ADDICTION AND NUMBER TWO, POTENTIALLY USE IT AS A IDEA TO REDUCE THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES FROM AN OPIOID EPIDEMIC

HE IS A SPECIALIST WHO SAYS RIGHT NOW RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY ARE JUST TALKING ABOUT WAYS TO STUDY THOSE THINGS YOU CAN EAT IT, SMOKE IT AND WITH THAT IN MIND, THERE ARE VERY INTERESTING POTENTIAL THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR ONE DR SUGGESTED USING THIS VAPORIZED CANNABIS TO CONDUCT A STUDY WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN USING OPIOIDS FOR A FEW MONTHS VAPORIZED TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE THE ABILITY TO DELIVER A MORE CONSISTENT DOSAGE

IT MIGHT ALSO BE REGULATED EASIER THE DR SAYS THE BIGGEST HURDLES TO GETTING THE IDEA INTO A LAB WOULD BE TIME, MONEY AND STAFF HE DOES EXPECT TO START A STUDY THIS YEAR HE SAYS THE LIMITED RESEARCH THAT DOES EXIST SHOWS — THC ANOTHER CANNABINOIDS CAN BE EFFECTIVE FOR PAIN

MARIJUANA USERS CAN ALSO FALL PREY TO THE SAME PROBLEM ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOIDS WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN CAN

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