The intent of the information provided here is to spur conversation with your healthcare provider on the integration of medical cannabis into the treatment plan for your specific diagnosis, with respect to your overall health care picture.


Opioid Statistics

In 2017, there were over 25,500 opioid overdose hospitalizations including opioid abuse, dependence, and unspecified use, as well as over 12,300 visits to EDs for opioid overdose (rates of 130.5 and 63.2, respectively) in NYS. The number of NYS residents admitted to treatment programs also indicates that the opioid burden across the state is high. In 2018, over 62,000 New Yorkers (368.9 per 100,000) were admitted to NYS OASAS certified treatment programs for opioids.

Cannabis 101

Endocannabinoid System

Opioid Epidemic