No one appears to have any idea whether access to legal weed would really keep people from using opioids in the first place.
New research shows recreational marijuana laws reduce annual opioid deaths by 20-35%.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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