Opioid prescriptions ‘drop 20 percent in states with medical marijuana laws’

  • OPIOID prescriptions dropped nearly 20 percent in states that allow medical marijuana compared to states that have not legalized the drug, according to new research.
  • The study , conducted at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, found that states with medical marijuana programs recorded 144,000 fewer opioid doses per day, a significant drop.
  • 2 Medical marijuana programs could save the country billions on opioid prescriptions.
  • 2 New research shows medical marijuana significantly cuts down on opioid prescriptions by orthopedic surgeons.

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