The Minnesota Health Department conducted a study regarding the efficacy of medical marijuana. The results were promising – indicating that 40% of the state’s medical marijuana patients are experiencing less pain. Dr. Jay Westwater noted that medical marijuana is also helping some people with opioid addiction.
Westwater commented on the hard evidence showing that medical marijuana helps people stop or reduce opioid use, Valley News Live noted. While the medicine still isn’t covered by health insurance, patients are finding a way to afford the natural alternative. In Minnesota, Dr. Westwater estimates that an average medical marijuana patient spends between $100 and $200 per month in dispensaries.
The discussion about the efficacy of medical marijuana continues to be a hot topic across the U.S. From military veterans to those with seizure disorders – patients are saying that having safe access is improving their symptoms.