Cannabis News Box

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/opioids-vs-marijuana

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018

Two peer-reviewed studies published in the JAMA Internal Medicine have revealed how cannabis use may have a positive impact on America’s opioid epidemic, which claimed 17,087 lives in 2016 alone. The scientific studies showed how the number of opioid prescriptions dropped in U.S. states that had...

Medical cannabis could prevent 50,000 deaths annually if legalized

Medical cannabis could prevent 50,000 deaths annually if legalized

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 25, 2017

A new study from the University of Indiana found 50,000 lives could be saved a year if medical cannabis were to be legalized nationally. "Adverse effects of moderate Cannabis use on physical health are subtle and rarely fatal, while Cannabis use is associated with decreased rates of obesity, diabe...

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