Painkiller Deaths Less In States With Medical Marijuana

August 26, 2014 4:58 AM

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More patients dealing with pain are turning to their medical marijuana rather than addictive prescription painkillers.

A new study, published in journal JAMA Internal Medicine, shows deaths due to painkillers have decreased by 24.8 percent in states with legalized medical marijuana. About 100 people die every year from overdosing on narcotic painkillers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

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