Vireo Health Launches Opioid Replacement Cannabis Product Targeting Seniors

silverkit3_grandeVireo Health subsidiary MinnMed has developed a new cannabis product intended to help patients moderate the delivery of THC.  The company’s “MinnMed Silver” product is a prefilled vaporizer cartridge containing a formulation of natural ingredients and a small amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that has been introduced at the same time as the state has expanded its list of qualifying conditions to include chronic pain. The product, according to the company, is designed for pain patients currently using opioid-based medicine that have no prior experience with cannabis and want to minimize the common side effects associated with this treatment option.  The MinnMed Silver formulation, according to Vireo, can ensure that patients without experience with cannabis don’t get more THC than then they need.

Seniors and other patients are understandably wary of side effects. While the side effects associated with cannabis are much milder than patients have with opioid painkillers, our new MinnMed Silver formulation will help patients go slow and only get as much medicine as they need.

Kyle-Kingsley-headshotKyle Kingsley, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of MinnMed
and its parent company Vireo Health

As an emergency medicine physician, I saw that many seniors were opioid victims. With seniors disproportionately suffering from pain and suffering opioid-related tragedies, we need to help them overcome their cannabis-related concerns

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
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