Medical Marijuana Is an Ideal Replacement for Opioids, Another Study Confirms

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Researchers found that chronic pain patients use fewer opioids if they have access to medical marijuana, ultimately disproving the “gateway drug” rhetoric about legal weed increasing rates of drug abuse.

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A new study recently published in the International Journal of Drug Policy linked legal medical marijuana to a decrease in opioid use, adding to a growing body of research confirming that cannabis can serve as an effective replacement for addictive opioid pharmaceuticals.

According to the study, around 116 million Americans...

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