States With Legal Cannabis Have 24.8 Percent Less Opioid Mortalities Than Non-Cannabis-Friendly States


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There’s now yet another reason to love the green, leafy goodness that is cannabis—not only can it act in place of painkillers to provide relief, it can also stop dependence on them altogether.

A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, showed that states with legal or medical cannabis have lower opiate overdose rates. The study explicitly reports that, “States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8 percent lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws.”

Source:  States With Legal Cannabis Have 24.8 Percent Less Opioid Mortalities Than Non-Cannabis-Friendly States | Culture Magazine

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