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    Default Marijuana Legalization Reduces Opioid Use, Studies Show


    Two new studies show that US states which have legalized marijuana have fewer opioid prescriptions, suggesting that marijuana may be one solution to the US opioid crisis.
    The research, published in tandem in the science journal Jama Internal Medicine looked at opioid prescriptions for patients on Medicare and Medicaid in US states that have legalized marijuana for medical use.
    Research has consistently shown that marijuana can be used to treat chronic pain, and 29 states have now legalized it for medical purposes

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    Default Re: Marijuana Legalization Reduces Opioid Use Studies Show

    According to NIH's National Institute of Drug Abuse, over 64,000 people died from pharmaceutical drug overdoses in 2016, with over 20,000 of those deaths resulting from overdosing on synthetic opioids. It is well established that THC in marijuana can reduce pain. As about 30 states have now legalized medical marijuana, perhaps more and more people will turn away from opioids and use marijuana instead to manage their pain.

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    Seems like a no-brainer to me, and has for some years now.

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    Nowadays these issues are all over and in my opinion, the government should give a budget for marijuana to use as a medicine. Some of us now are using this as an alternative medicine to our illness. https://www.worldwide-marijuana-seed...juana-industry and in this article that i read some government doesn't allow this thing happen because they think it will be a problem in our industry. But i don't think that way unless it harmed other people by using it.

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    The opposition comes primarily from the alcohol and pharmaceutical industries and the private prisons. Sooner or later the will of the people will overcome the prohibitions, because this is a weed; it can be grown anywhere, and with a little research it can be grown very very well.

    Chowle, I'm preparing a new mj forum with loads of studies on the benefits, including cancer cures. Stand by, please!
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    Default Re: Marijuana Legalization Reduces Opioid Use, Studies Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    The opposition comes primarily from the alcohol and pharmaceutical industries and the private prisons. Sooner or later the will of the people will overcome the prohibitions, because this is a weed; it can be grown anywhere, and with a little research it can be grown very very well.

    Chowle, I'm preparing a new mj forum with loads of studies on the benefits, including cancer cures. Stand by, please!

    Thanks for that great info. I will wait for it..

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    Ah, no time! Sometimes I wish I could clone myself! But keep watching, I'll get to it!
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