New data continues to support the idea that legal cannabis access leads to fewer opioid-related deaths

While cannabis substitution is certainly a hot topic among researchers and scientists, it's also an idea being put into play by frontline workers and activists
The Georgia Straight (Canada)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A recent study reflects a growing body of information that suggests that cannabis access contributes to a reduction in opioid-related deaths. Researchers from the University of North Texas, University of Florida, and Emory University found that opioid-related deaths fell by 6.5 percent in the two years following the state of Colorado's decision to legalize recreational marijuana. Published in the November edition of the American Journal of Public Health, their work looked at opioid-related deaths in the state over a period of 15 years, between 2000 and 2015.