Exploring opioids' decline in pot-friendly states

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Exploring opioids' decline in pot-friendly states

April 13, 2018

 Two studies show that marijuana may help some people in chronic pain. 

Two recent scientific studies show that opioid prescriptions are relatively lower in states friendly to medical marijuana. They suggest that pot can be a useful tool in America's opioid crisis.

"It opens the door to the potential that medical marijuana might be an intervention used for some people who have chronic pain rather than using opioids," said UW Medicine psychiatrist Andrew Saxon on KUOW's program "The Record."

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