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Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers

April 15, 2019
Media Contact: Anne Frances Johnson / media@experimentalbiology.org

Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using opioids and marijuana together could offer a safe way to cut opioid dosage among patients suffering from pain and thereby reduce their risk of becoming addicted to opioids.

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