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Op-ed: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic

America’s opioids crisis has taken a staggering toll, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016 alone and more than 250,000 people over the past decade. On Thursday, underscoring the severity of the crisis, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a statement

More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. In the first study, Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Jason

New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it

Seeking opioid crisis answers at summit, Pete Sessions waged war against marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 1:18 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 2:07 pm By Jeff Caplan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram DALLAS — Congressman Pete Sessions used a speech to a group of doctors and other healthcare providers at an opioid epidemic

Do medical marijuana laws reduce opioid overdoses? A new study adds a layer of nuance.

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 11:08 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 11:29 am By John Ingold, The Denver Post As the opioid crisis deepens in many places across the country, an increasing number of researchers and advocates are looking at

Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of

The devastating American opioid crisis… of 1908

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 11:39 am • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 11:44 am By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post The president, a swaggering populist from New York, was worried that a national crisis of opiate addiction was weakening America and

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