Study suggests medical marijuana reduces opiate overdoses

August 27, 2014 2:13 AM

8 0

Study suggests medical marijuana reduces opiate overdoses

In a finding that could ripple through Florida, a study released this week reported that the average number of narcotic painkiller overdoses in medical marijuana states is 25 percent lower than would be expected if pot use weren't legal.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, estimated a reduction of about 1,700 overdoses in 2010 in the 13 states that had medical marijuana systems up and running then.

Read more

To category page

Loading...