Medicine – Addiction

Utah leads the nation in opiate overdose and addiction. Our loved ones don’t have to suffer. They found that the presence of cannabis dispensaries was associated with a 15 to 35 percent DECREASE in substance abuse admissions. Opiate overdose DEATHS DECREASED by a similar amount. “Our findings suggest that providing broader access to medical cannabis may have the potential benefit of reducing abuse of highly addictive painkillers,” the researchers conclude.
http://www.nber.org/papers/w21345