MIAMI — Could medical marijuana become the treatment of choice by doctors aiding patients who suffer from chronic pain? New research shows the drug may be just as effective as common painkillers, which may sway patients looking for alternatives to opioids and other pharmaceuticals.

A peer-reviewed survey of 1,000 medical marijuana users in Colorado found that of the 65% of respondents who said they use cannabis for their pain, 80% said it was extremely helpful in pain management. The survey also indicated that many users find cannabis a useful way to battle insomnia.

Read the full article by Ben Renner from Study Finds here.