Can Cannabis Reduce and Replace Opioid Medications?

Can Cannabis Reduce and Replace Opioid Medications?

As the owner of Trill Cannabis Centers, I get this question all the time and my answer is yes.  First let’s look at how this opioid crisis began in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.


When meeting with customers who want to get off of opioids it is important to know each person is different and depending on what the cause of pain is and what mg dose of opioids they are taking will determine what direction you will go. To help you understand how cannabis can help let’s take a look at the benefits of THC, CBD and THCa and how they can help people to reduce they opioid use and then replace opioids if that is what they want to do.


THC: Can reduce pain, relax muscles, improve sleep and release dopamine

CBD: Can reduce Pain, drug craving, anxiety, and depression.

THCa: is an anti-inflammatory, helps with muscle spasms, and pain


Common sense says if I can use THC, CBD, and THCa to reduce pain, drug cravings, anxiety, and relax muscles, improve sleep, take inflammation out of my body and release dopamine then I should be able to reduce my opioid use!


So how much THC, CBD, and THCa should you take? That is going to be different for every person, but if we again use common sense we will start with low doses of these cannabinoids and keep a journal of the doses your taking and the effects you feel and after a few days to a week we can take that information and fine tune those doses to slowly lower your opioid use over time and in most causes our customers have replaced they opioids use with a safer and less harmful all natural plant based medication.


We at Trill have helped countless people get off opioids and if you would like to set up a free consultation to see what your options are click one of the links below:





Keep It Trill,

David Threlfall

Always consult your physician before stopping or replacing prescribed medication. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional & seek the advice of the doctor that actually prescribed the medications to further discuss if they should reduce or eliminate the use of your prescription medications. Should the prescribing doctor decide it’s ok to reduce or eliminate the use of the prescription medications, then it’s important to get further instructions on how to eliminate or reduce the use of these prescription medications.


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