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Access To Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Overdoses

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I have long believed that recreational marijuana reduces opioid use.  Recent studies have shown that giving access to legal marijuana has significantly reduced opioid-related deaths.

In fact, the reduction is big, a staggering 20 – 35% reduction in drug overdose cases within a state.

The first study in Massachusetts and Colorado claims to show access to recreational cannabis reduces opioid mortality.

The study used 3 types of data – death rates involving opiates, prescription opioids, and synthetic opioids from January 1999 through to the end of 2017.

During the study period, 29 states had approved medical marijuana, while recreational marijuana was legalized in 8 states plus a District of Columbia.

The team studying the effects stressed the casual effect of using cannabis has a very robust effect on opioid use.

They, therefore, recommend giving more people access to medical marijuana as soon as possible.

With states legalizing medical marijuana, the situation can only get better.

In the meantime, if you are taking drugs and need to pass a drug test for a job then click here…

We all have to live.  Love, peace and nevergetbusted!

About Barry Cooper

"You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.

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