“According to researchers from McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the use of cannabis may affect treatment in women being treated with methadone. Findings from the study are published in Biology of Sex Differences.
Researchers reported that about 60% of men and 44% of women undergoing methadone therapy also use cannabis. The study included 777 participants from 16 Canadian Addiction Treatment Centre Sites across Ontario. The results indicated women undergoing methadone treatment who used cannabis were 82% more likely to continue using opioids. Cannabis use appeared to be a “predictor for continuing opioid use despite treatment with methadone.”
Source: EMPR.com – March 30, 2017