Aleafia Health Inc.

10:49 AM EST - Aleafia Health Inc. : Announced today what it believes to be the first study reporting reduced benzodiazepine use among patients initiated and monitored on medical cannabis. Benzodiazepines, a class of psychoactive drugs, include the most common sedatives and anti-anxiety medications. The retrospective study, published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a peer-reviewed journal, is entitled “Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis.” It found that 45.2% of patients regularly consuming benzodiazepines had stopped taking the medication within approximately six months of beginning medical cannabis. These patients, following prescription cannabis use, also reported decreased daily distress due to medical conditions. Aleafia Health Inc. shares V.ALEF are trading up $0.14 at $1.89.