Study: Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Suicides

The legalization of medical cannabis significantly reduces suicide rates, especiallycannatube among young adults, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

For the study, researchers obtained 17 years worth of state-level suicide data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Mortality Detail Files, and used regression analysis – studying economic conditions, state policies, and state-specific linear time trends – to examine the association “between medical marijuana legalization and suicides per 100 000 population”.

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