Smoking cannabis ‘may help alcoholics to quit drinking’

Yahoo U.K. featured UBC research that found smoking marijuana could help alcoholics kick their drinking habit.

“Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce the use of substances that are potentially more harmful, such as opioid pain medication,” said Zach Walsh, a UBC psychology professor.

The stud also discovered that although cannabis can help treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, it is not recommended to help people who are dealing with bipolar disorder.

A similar story appeared on Metro U.K.