Chronic pain is a large problem. Not only does 1/3 America suffer from it, but because the pain is both subjective and personal, it has been very difficult to treat. In fact, until the 1990s, it went largely under treated until opioid prescriptions began to rapidly increase.
Today, we have an epidemic. But, while marijuana has a complicated history stemming from its criminalization in the United States in 1937, the infographic below shows why medical marijuana is a very effective alternative to opioid prescriptions.