Research Shows Access To Marijuana Decreases Opioid Abuse

More good news for advocates of legalized marijuana use in the United States as new studies have suggested more evidence of the benefits of cannabis. While we’ve seen links between improved conditions for those suffering ailments such as glaucoma and some cancers and cannabis use, new research also points to the plant as a viable solution to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States.

In new data released by the Minnesota Department of Health, numbers indicate that 63 percent of patients surveyed in a study were able to reduce or eliminate opioid usage after six months of being registered with the states medical cannabis program. But this is hardly the first time that such findings have been presented. Back in 2016, the state of Michigan reported similar findings, revealing that a 64 percent decrease in opioid usage was closely associated with marijuana treatment.

Overseas, more definitive research has

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