JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates Of Opiate-Induced Fatalities
The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association has published data that shows that states that have passed medical marijuana laws see fewer opiate-related fatalities. The study, posted on JAMA’s website and the NORML Blog (see link below), found that “States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws.” The most common use of medical cannabis is to manage pain. As this increases, use of opiates for pain will naturally decrease. Less opiates should mean less death by overdose, so expect to see more similar studies in the moths and years to come. Many Pure Green patients tell us that they use cannabis in place of opiates. If you or someone you love uses opiates to manage chronic pain, come in to Pure Green. Our expert staff will help you find the right medicine so that you can reduce or eliminate your use opiates.