Patients Forego Traditional Prescriptions in Favor of Cannabis

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Prescription drugs range from depressants and opioids to stimulants and are generally known to be highly addictive and capable of causing severe harm to the heart, brain, and liver with repeated use. Consequently, if patients abuse prescription drugs, it can ultimately prove to be life-threatening. Now, the concern over the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse has led medical institutions and professionals to reconsider what patients are prescribed. Notably, in regions where cannabis is legalized for medical purposes, more and more patients are beginning to use cannabis as an alternative to pharmaceutical medications.