Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Legal pot reduces opioid use



Science Daily is reporting that "States that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia." I don't smoke pot and I won't make money off of pot when it is legal but I will restate the obvious. Using pot to help people get off crack, meth or heroin makes sense. Legalizing all drugs is completely irresponsible. We need to balance the extremes.

CBC is reporting that "Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may." Likewise, CNN is reporting that "Experts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy."

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