Chronic pain patients talk medical marijuana as alternative to opiates



Director of the Dent Cannabis Clinic, Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, called the latest expansion of New York’s medical marijuana program “a game changer.”

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  1. That's a high dose of painkillers? I was on Fentanyl patch 100 mcg and oxycodone 15 mg 4 times a day. NY wants patients off painkillers and cut mine until I decided to get off them. It's been 5 years now, and I just started MMJ last week. It's helping some, but if I want true pain relief it would cost over $1000 a month. As it is, I spent $500. They need to lower the cost.

  2. Wendy, what kind of pain do you have that 10mg hydrocodone is a “pretty high amount”?!? That wouldn’t touch my pain. I’m glad MMJ is helping these ladies, though. Cannabis and opiates combined are the best way to treat chronic pain.

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