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Many Americans use Cannabis for Chronic Pain Because it is Better than Opioids

Over one-third of America suffers from chronic pain which coincides with conditions such as weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping. The problem with chronic pain is that many people turn to opioids as an escape, which is rather dangerous. Medical marijuana, on the other hand, is a viable alternative to opioids. The largest study on cannabis to date found that medical cannabis is effective at relieving not only chronic pain. Not only is it effective, but it is also highly safe, especially in comparison to opioids. In 2015, 15,000 or more deaths in the U.S. were caused by opioid overdoses alone, marijuana, on the other hand, caused zero deaths.

The opioid overdose epidemic is perhaps compounded by the misleading and often false information that the public has received regarding opioid use. For example, in 2007 three top executives from Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to marketing Oxycontin as a safe alternative and for giving inaccurate information regarding the risks of addiction. Another problem in all of this is that a large percentage of those using opioids (49%) get them from family and friends.

If you have been charged with a drug-related offense in Bergen County (Hackensack), contact Frank T. Luciano. He has almost 40 years experience in defending cases of this type. He is also a lifetime member of NORML’s legal committee.

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"First thing I want to tell is that I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person like you and without question, the best lawyer in this world. I am very grateful for everything you did for me. I want to let you know that I'm doing good and if you ever think of coming to . . . for vacation don't forget to contact me. Thanks again Mr. Luciano and please say hello to that kind lady that answers the phone with pleasure every time I called."


From a former client with a First Degree Distribution Charge

"In my distraction focusing on my . . . trial, I failed to ask you how things went with . . . I watched and learned from you throughout that case and greatly admire the consummsate attorney that I hoped to emulate. I witnessed how very hard you worked and how you left no stone unturned. I hope the case worked out for you and your clients. If it did not (and I hope it did) it was not for lack of the effect on your part which was humbling."


From an adversary in a case where we ultimately returned a verdict of $2,069,000

"My family and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on my case. I feel like I can live my life normally again and it feels awesome. You are truly a professional and wonderful attorney."


From a former client charged with a serious weapons offense

"At the time, I was mortified because, having only worked against you in the Prosecutor’s Office, I couldn’t picture being on the same side. Frank, I want to thank you for the pleasure of having worked with you over the past years. I have learned a great deal from you. Most importantly, I learned that cases were not always as black and white as I thought they were when I worked for the Prosecutor’s Office. You are a wonderful attorney who not only works hard, but also cares deeply about his clients. Frank, I think you are the best."


From a former investigator of a county prosecutor’s office and retired private investigator

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