Can Cannabis Rescue the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in 2017?
2017 needs to be the year we fight back against the opioid epidemic. We will use the greatest weapon—cannabis.
Is this wishful thinking? Is there scientific justification to this speculation?
My wife is a resident physician in Seattle’s trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood. Early in her residency, she was musing with her colleagues over their challenging patient interactions. I chimed in, “How many of your patients are just after pain medication?” One of the residents looked down and shook his head. “Too many. And if we don’t give [opioids] to them, they just keep switching their doctor until they find someone who will.”
And those are the high functioning opioid abusers. Dirty needles on the sidewalk or in empty green spaces off Seattle’s web of multi-use trails are mere shadows of those that have spiraled to heroin.
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This particular weekend has been interesting for folks in PDX. We had a wonderfully short-lived snow storm Saturday morning into the early afternoon, immediately followed by lowering temperatures and freezing rain. The result is a white wonderland over which every and any thing slips and slides. This is the type of weather that makes me so happy to have reached the point in life that we don’t have to go anywhere unless we want to go. The term I used when I first mentioned this to Flo was “my enviable life”.
Why would I consider my life enviable? Oh, let me count the ways (ha, ha). Over the previous three weeks my DVR allowed me to enjoy 41 college football Bowl games, and this weekend allowed me to enjoy the four NFL Playoff football games. So there I am, watching a professional Wild Card football game, eating chili and baked potatoes, stoned on a wonderful mixture I create in my small glass pipe, while a hearty little hummingbird feeds itself from our ice-encrusted feeder. Man, I love my life!
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