Cannabis Now An Alternative To Opioids Or Sleep Meds For Many

Medical Marijuana

In places where it’s legal, people are often turning to pot to relieve pain and insomnia, a new study finds.

For many, cannabis is replacing over-the-counter painkillers, prescription opioids and sleep aids.

“These aren’t the only reasons people are using marijuana, but it’s one of the drivers for use,” said study author Dr. Gwen Wurm, an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

“People who are using it for those reasons are