Anxiety patients are choosing cannabis over prescription meds

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There’s some good news on the health front. According to new research out of Canada, people with anxiety are getting tired of taking benzodiazepines and other side effect-ridden Big Pharma drugs, and are instead switching to all-natural cannabis as a safe and effective alternative.

Among 146 anxiety patients who enrolled in Canada’s medical marijuana access program, investigators found that 30 percent of them discontinued all use of benzodiazepines after just two months of taking cannabis. After six months, this percentage jumped to 45 percent, indicating that patients prefer natural botanicals over lab-derived chemicals.

“Patients initiated on medical cannabis therapy showed significant benzodiazepine discontinuation rates after their first follow-up visit to their medical cannabis prescriber, and continued to show significant discontinuation rates thereafter,” a published study

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