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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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Senate Elizabeth Warren Asks CDC to Consider Cannabis for Dealing with Painkiller Epidemic

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asking them to consider and study the positive role cannabis could have in dealing with the nation’s painkiller epidemic. In the letter addressed to CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, Warren asks for more oversight of physicians that …

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Study: Legal Access to Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Addiction and Deaths

States that have legalized medical cannabis dispensaries have a lower rate of opioid addictions and overdose deaths, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. For the study, researchers at the RAND Corporation and the University of California assessed the impact of medical cannabis laws on opioid abuse. They did …

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New Study: Over One Trillion Dollars Spent on Illegal Drugs Between 2000 and 2010 in U.S.

A new study conducted by the RAND Corporation has found that in recent years cocaine use has dropped substantially, while cannabis use has risen. According to the data, drug users in the United States spend over $100 billion annually on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. “This work synthesizes information from many sources to present the …

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