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Science Still Confused Over Whether Marijuana Can Tame Opioid Epidemic

No one appears to have any idea whether access to legal weed would really keep people from using opioids in the first place. 

Why Recreational — Not Medical — Marijuana Access Reduces Opioid Overdoses

New research shows recreational marijuana laws reduce annual opioid deaths by 20-35%.

Why Is China Mad At US And Canada For Legalizing Marijuana?

At a press conference Monday, Beijing’s leading drug enforcement agency blamed marijuana legalization in Canada and parts of the United States resulting in increased drug smuggling to China.

The Opioid Crisis Is Not About Pain

The focus on opioid prescriptions as a metric of success in the opioid crisis has not been successful. Instead, we need to ensure that mental health services are available and that those who require opioids for intolerable pain have options.

Why Is The White House Lying About Marijuana And Fentanyl?

For the past few years, one of the greatest new-level propaganda schemes to come spewing from the mouths of local anti-marijuana squads is that fentanyl is being found in black market pot supplies.

Marijuana Won’t Solve Opioid Crisis But Could Be Part of the Solution

A paper from Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research shows the herb might help addicts through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. This means a cannabis alternative might be a substantial first step in addiction therapy.

Medical Cannabis Can Now Replace Any Opioid-Based Treatment In New York

On July 12, emergency regulations were filed by the New York State Department of Health to immediately allow people to register for medical marijuana for any type of condition that would otherwise be treated by opioids.

NY Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills

This is the third time the Assembly has passed this legislation, underscoring the chamber’s call for marijuana reform to center those who have been impacted by prohibition's disproportionate enforcement.

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