Tags : opioid

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions

States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to prohibition states, a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center has found. Authors said the findings underscore the importance of providing patients with pain management alternatives, such as cannabis, in efforts to reduce opioid use. Drug […]Read More

Opioid Prescriptions Down In States With Legal Marijuana, Study Finds

Study after study continues to show that when given a choice patients will choose marijuana over prescription opioids and, according to new research, doctors prescribe fewer opioids in states with recreational and medical cannabis laws on the books. “These laws also reduce the total days supply of opioids prescribed, the total number of patients receiving […]Read More

Here’s What Researchers Know So Far About How Marijuana Legalization Affects Public Health

Opponents of medical and recreational marijuana laws often raise concerns about their effect on public health, claiming that such policies will result in a rise of cannabis use disorder and the use of other potentially harmful substances. A new review, however, found that while marijuana use does increase among adults—but not teens—after legalization, that doesn’t […]Read More

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