When you’re in a lot of pain, you might think to pop a pill. But over-the-counter medications like Advil may be hard on your liver and kidneys. Prescription opioid meds can be very addictive.
Research continues to show that cannabis is a safe and effective treatment for acute and chronic pain. It’s also a great alternative to opioids like OxyContin. In states where medical cannabis is legal, far fewer people are addicted to painkillers.