British Columbia researchers find cannabis may be effective substitute for crack cocaine addicts (Dr. M-J Milloy)

Marijuana could be used to treat people suffering from addictions to crack cocaine, according to a new study from the BC Centre on Substance Use.

Dr. M-J Milloy, a research scientist at the BCCSU, told Metro that his team has seen “significant declines” in daily crack cocaine use among a cohort of 122 Vancouver-area people with addictions who reported substituting the drug with cannabis.

Approximately 35 per cent of the people interviewed initially told researchers they would use crack cocaine daily.

Matt Kieltyka reports

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