2022 Cannabis as an Alternative to Opiates Project
Thank you for considering donating to the 2022 Medical Cannabis as an Alternative to Opiates Study and Educational Project at the CCOE. We have a goal to conduct research and develop educational programs that look to address the evidence-based use of cannabis as an alternative to opiates and other un-wanted prescription medications.
From 2018 to 2021, in CCOE studies, we found that between 50-76% of all respondents use medical cannabis as an alternative to opiates, alcohol, tobacco, and other un-wanted prescription medications. There is the rationale and evidence in the peer-reviewed literature that suggests cannabis has the potential to be a safe, non-lethal, harm reduction alternative.
The CCOE is taking those research findings to the next stage in 2022, with the goal of fundraising to conduct a research study and develop educational materials to help patients, family members, those in recovery, and more to have access to evidence-based education programs about medical cannabis as an alternative.