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Minnesota Doctor Recommends Medical Cannabis To Break Opioid Addiction

Cannabis continues to prove its importance in the medical world as doctors believe it can help prevent opioid addiction.

420 Magazine reports:

A Minnesota doctor believes medical cannabis can help those struggling with opioid addiction and prevent future overdoses.

Vireo Health’s Dr. Kyle Kingsley says cannabis is not killing people like opioids and it is not as addicting.

Kingsley says in order to break the addiction, it is recommended that a patient slowly weenes off opioids then is gradually introduced to medical cannabis.

Many people start taking opioids to relieve chronic pain then later find themselves building a tolerance and even transitioning to a drug like heroine.

The Vireo Health CEO says, “That’s a pretty dangerous combination when the often end point is death with opioids and anytime you can decrease that dose and replace it with something that’s much less dangerous like medical cannabis that’s a good thing.”

Vireo Health plans to open a Moorhead, Minnesota location this June to dispense medical cannabis.

The new location for Vireo Health will be 104 7th Street South.

Stay tuned in June when we take you behind the scenes of this new medical cannabis dispenser.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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