Saturday, July 28, 2018

These states are using medical marijuana to fight opioids. Here's how.
More states are turning to medical marijuana as an alternative to the addictive prescription painkillers that have driven the public health crisis. Why it matters: Recent studies found that states with legalized medical marijuana laws have seen lower opioid overdose death rates compared to states that ban it. By the numbers: 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, about two-thirds of them from heroin, prescription opioids and synthetic opioids, according to the National Center for Read the full story

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