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New report shows lower painkiller overdoses in states with medical marijuana

Where's Weed

Published on Aug 26, 2014

New report shows lower painkiller overdoses in states with medical marijuana

According to a recently released report from JAMA Internet Medicine, states that have legalized medical marijuana have seen a decrease in prescription pain killer overdoses. In the report, it notes that there were about 25% lower overdose deaths since the laws have been put in place.

"It can be challenging for people to control chronic pain, so I think the more options we have the better," he said. "But I think it's important, of course, to weigh the risks and benefits of medical marijuana."
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