Opioid painkillers vs. medical marijuana

April 11, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

According to a new study from the University of California, San Diego, the legalization of medical marijuana in several American states has been linked with a drop in hospital visits due to opioids.

The findings were recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence for the university and showed that the legalization of Medical marijuana coincided with a 23% drop in hospitalizations for opioid dependence or abuse.

Hospitalization for opioid overdoses dropped 13%.

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