Opioid use disorder is a medical condition characterized by a problematic pattern of opioid use that causes clinically significant impairment or distress. It often includes a strong desire to use opioids, increased tolerance to opioids, and withdrawal syndrome when opioids are abruptly discontinued. Addiction and dependence are components of a substance use disorder and addiction represents the most severe form of the disorder. Opioid dependence can manifest as physical dependence, psychological dependence, or both.
In a 2017 study published in Planta Med, 10mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) is all it took for the reward center of the brain to be turned off in the mice they were testing.
According to Herb.co Los Angeles based High Society, which is an addiction treatment center, allows its opioid addicted patients to use Cannabis to wean off the drug.
About 19,000 people die each year from opioid overdoses and in states that have medical marijuana, that number drops 25% compared to the states that don’t.