by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
It’s about time that the US government’s war on drugs is dwindling, with people across the country becoming educated enough about medical marijuana to enjoy its numerous benefits. The plant was always a nemesis to Big Pharma, because they knew just how powerful it can truly be. Now, a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that people are increasingly substituting prescription medications, alcohol, and illicit drugs with cannabis.
For the study, 473 adult cannabis users were surveyed by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC. More than 86% of respondents reported giving up one or more of the substances for marijuana. Most shocking to billion dollar Pharma companies like Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, etc., would be the fact that the majority (80.6%) said they were forgoing pharmaceuticals for the non-toxic alternative. Adults under 40 were likely to forgo all three – alcohol, other illicit drugs, and pharmaceutical prescriptions for medical marijuana.
With this in mind, here are at least 5 drugs that could be replaced by medical marijuana:
1. Painkillers like Vicodin
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