Medical Marijuana versus Opioid Epidemic
A large number of Canadians and Americans succumb to opioid epidemic every day. About 91 Americans die daily because of opioid-linked drug overdoses. There has been an increase of use and abuse of opioid drugs, and in 2016, Canada reported about 2,400 opioid-linked deaths. Following opioid-related deaths, it is clear that the use of opioids for pain management can lead to an addiction that can pose more damage on the use of the treatment. The drug’s harmful effects outweigh its benefits. Therefore, many interventions, like pharmaceuticals therapies have come to find a panacea for overdose prevention. However, embracing of pharmaceutical...