Legalizing Weed Reduces Opioid Deaths, Another Study Claims

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Could cannabis become the catalyst that finally curbs America’s never-ending opioid epidemic?

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According to a new research paper published by researchers at the University of Massachusetts in the journal Science Daily, the expansion of cannabis law reform has already helped decrease heroin and fentanyl deaths significantly. In states where adult-use cannabis consumption is legal, the researchers reported a 20 to 35 percent drop in opioid mortality.

Working with data collected at the end of 2017, UMass researchers dissected piles of data from eight states...

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