Medicinal Cannabis an Option to Opioids in Treating Indigenous Patients – Windspeaker

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“For the past five years, Turner, also a family physician, who has taken extra training in addictions medicine, has been working successfully with patients in her Thunder Bay clinic, using cannabis to help them withdraw from opioids and sometimes alcohol addiction, or as a means to deal with pain.

Turner sees patients who are on methadone and Suboxone.  She has used cannabis successfully on two patients to wean them off of Suboxone.  She would also like to see cannabis used as first or second line for pain control instead of being third or fourth choice as it is now.”