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Medical Marijuana Doesn't Reduce Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 576 | 0 | 29 min read

Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to a newly published study that contradict the findings of a 2014 study on the same topic. The new study, from researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, found no evidence of a connection between opioid deaths and the availability of medical cannabis. It was published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “If you think opening a bunch of dispensaries is going to reduce opioid deaths, you’ll be disappointed,” Keith Humphreys, pr...

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