Medical marijuana vs. opioid abuse: New study questions the connection

Legal cannabis for sale in a tobacco shop in Italy.

In the US, federal law has severely restricted our ability to study any potential medical properties of cannabis. But, given some limited studies and a lot of anecdotal stories, a number of states have gone ahead and legalized medical marijuana. This has allowed some population-level studies of what’s going on in the states, but those have faced additional complications, like rules that differ from state to state and an ongoing legalization of recreational use confusing the picture.

Just how confusing all this can be was driven home this week by the release of a paper that suggests that

... read more at: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/medical-marijuana-vs-opioid-abuse-new-study-questions-the-connection/

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