It’s a perfect storm of opportunity.

With the opioid addiction crisis spiralling out of control, the medical community is desperate to find a new way to treat chronic pain.

Most of all, society needs an inexpensive prescription painkiller that doesn’t do more harm than good. I mean one that’s non-addictive and isn’t synonymous with accidental lethal overdosing — unlike popular opioid drugs, such as OxyContin and fentanyl.

Thankfully, medical marijuana seems to be the solution. It’s non-toxic; it’s not physiologically addictive; and a pain sufferer cannot overdose.

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Article by: Sara Davis on Forbes