Selecting Marijuana Over OTC Pain Relievers: What Are My Options?

Selecting Marijuana Over OTC Pain Relievers: What Are My Options?

If you suffer from chronic pain or have difficulty sleeping, muscle aches, or post-workout fatigue you know what it’s like to feel unwell—and chances are, you’ve taken  synthetic medications, such as NSAIDS or acetaminophen that pose a risk of harmful side effects. While most Americans and modern medicine have favored over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, the tide is turning.

Today, many experts are advising patients with chronic pain conditions to trade in their over-the-counter medications for a safer option–cannabis. According to a report from, side effects of anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen are common and serious, with complications ranging from gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, heart attacks, and strokes–while cannabis has been shown to deliver anti-inflammatory benefits without these serious risks.

In addition, a recent report on sleep aid use shows that more people are replacing their over-the-counter sleeping pills with cannabis. In fact, 50% of people who were likely to use legal cannabis said they planned to purchase fewer OTC sleeping aids in the future, and 86% of people who used cannabis specifically as a sleep aid believed it worked better than traditional OTC sleeping pills.

In states where marijuana is legal, patients now have comfort in knowing that there are alternative choices for treating chronic ailments like pain and insomnia. Public opinion is quickly changing as consumers increasingly become aware of the medicinal benefits of cannabis. 

Verra’s assortment of premium cannabis products provide a welcome alternative to traditional OTC pain relief and sleep medications. Offering several unique modes of administration, our cannabis products are not only more discreet than smoking or vaporizing, but they also provide more accurate and consistent dosing than edibles. With Verra Wellness, you can rest assured that you are not putting any additional unwanted substances into your body. We take a scientific approach to what we do, but we take a total wellness stance in what we offer.

Explore our products page and allow yourself to discover freedom from pharmaceuticals, and more importantly discover how to feel well again.