The 5 Prescription Drugs that Medical Marijuana May Replace…Get Ready For a Big Pharma Backlash!
With medical marijuana use on the rise, especially in the western United States, studies are starting to surface with results in hand and Big Pharma isn’t going to be very happy! Amongst the many other positive motives for CBD enhanced medical grade marijuana, there is now the possibility that this very same marijuana could replace these 5 prescription drugs. Keep in mind the overdoses, teen suicides, teen homicides, mass killings, long-term addiction, and long-term psychological issues that these following prescription drugs have contributed to and been proven over and over to cause harm. None of which marijuana contributes to.
So let’s take a look. Number one is the drug Xanax. This drug is commonly prescribed for anxiety and is highly abused in both adults and, even more alarming, is highly abused by teens and young adults. The increase in Xanax related deaths are alarming and can be read about here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-24/researchers-warn-against-combining-xanax-with-other-medications/5547292 . New studies are showing marijuana relieves this very same anxiety without the same dangers mentioned in the above link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/06/marijauna-depression_n_6622126.html .
Next let’s address Vicodin. This highly addictive pain killer is one the Nation’s most abused prescribed drugs on the market. It also has a high overdose rate and can be read about at http://www.rxlist.com/vicodin-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm . A recent study shows marijuana relieves pain as well as Vicodin. You can read about this at http://www.9news.com/story/news/health/2014/08/25/medical-marijuana-drug-overdose-deaths-vicodin-oxycontin/14587845/ .
The number 3 prescription drug with the possibility of being replaced by marijuana is Adderall. This drug is used for treating ADHD and also has a high abuse rate. You can read about the dangers of abusing Adderall at http://drugabuse.com/library/adderall-abuse/ . Here is a link to a study showing marijuana keeping pace with Adderall in helping with ADHD http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/04/01/medical-marijuana-and-adhd-the-facts/ .
Next let’s look at Ambien. This drug is widely prescribed for sleep disorders and highly abused as well. You can read the risks of Ambien and other sleeping pills at . Here is a link showing marijuana doing as well as Ambien for sleep disorder http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/health/cannabis-pain/.
Last we will look at Zoloft for depression. This is a biggie, because it has been at the center of conversation for contributing to suicide and the drug having the opposite effect of that in which it was intended. Here is a link in support of this. http://www.drugwatch.com/ssri/suicide/ . A new study shows marijuana to be just as effective in dealing with depression. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/06/marijauna-depression_n_6622126.html.
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