Tag: Opioid marijuana

New Studies Show Legal Access to Marijuana is Consistently Linked With Reduced Opioid Use

Two recently published studies have reaffirmed the relationship between legal access to marijuana and a reduction in opioid use. In the first study, published by the Minnesota Department of Health, researchers assessed the prescription drug use patterns of 2,245 intractable pain patients participating in the state’s medical marijuana program. Among the patients known to be taking …

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Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Few Opioid Deaths, But Only in States With Dispensaries

A new study conducted by the RAND Corporation and published by the Journal of Health Economics has found that although medical marijuana legalization is associated with a decrease in opioid deaths, this is only true in states that have legalized dispensaries. “The association between medical marijuana and lower levels of opioid overdose deaths — identified previously in …

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Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado

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The legalization of cannabis in Colorado has reduced opioid-related deaths, according to a new study published by The American Journal of Public Health. The objective of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University, was to “examine the association between Colorado’s legalization of …

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Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Associated with Reduced Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

The statewide legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a reduction in hospitalization from opioids, according to a new study. The study, conducted at the University of California, was published by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependency and the National Institute of Health. Researchers assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to …

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Jeff Sessions Makes Ignorant Comments on Marijuana and Opioid Abuse

During today’s National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubts that marijuana can help reduce opioid abuse, something science has continually found to be true. “I see a line in the Washington Post today that I remember from the ’80s. This one was, if you smoke marijuana, it’s a …

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