Pot vs Pills, an in-depth look at marijuana’s potential as both an alternative to opioids in treating pain and in ending opioid addiction by CNN’s award-winning chief medicine reporter & neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta to better understand the therapeutic uses of CBD, CBD Oil and cannabinoids.
CBD Oil comes from marijuana’s non-psychoactive cannabis cousin, industrial HEMP. CBD is not psychoactive and is a natural constituent of hemp oil (all hemp products have CBD in them) and most importantly NOT derived from the intoxicating psychoactive marijuana.
Over 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses, more than those killed in from breast cancer, car accidents or even guns. Almost 2.5 million Americans are struggling with opioid addiction, and although controversial, many people believe a potentially lifesaving solution may lie in medical marijuana.
Watch CNN’s 2018 Special Report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN’s Chief medical correspondent showing the potential MEDICAL BENEFITS of high CBD marijuana in Pot vs Pills including pioneers in the field of pain management as well as addiction research who believe that marijuana is the next best hope for treating both.
In an an exclusive interview with NFL running back Mike James, who struggled with addiction after a devastating leg injury during a Monday night football game in 2013 and was given opioids after surgery to treat his pain, and months later he found himself addicted. Scared and worried, his wife suggested he try marijuana, a pot is a drug that is banned by the NFL and could cost any player their careers. Today, James is making history as the first player to file for a therapeutic use exemption for cannabis with the NFL.
As many lawmakers, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, continue to fight changing the scheduling of marijuana, which would allow for further access and research. and a number of U.S.States have already begun to take steps toward cannabis as a possible alternative in stopping the opioid crisis that has crippled their areas, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with several state legislators who are working to change the laws and allow those addicted to have access to medical marijuana.