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States With Medical Marijuana Have Decreased Painkiller Deaths By Dramatic Amounts | Collective-Evolution | American Health Council

States With Medical Marijuana Have Decreased Painkiller Deaths By Dramatic Amounts

States With Medical Marijuana Have Decreased Painkiller Deaths By Dramatic Amounts | Collective-Evolution - Health Council

Deaths caused by prescription of Opioid (opium), Vicodin, and OxyContin have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses in the United States. However, in the 13 states that passed laws allowing for the use of medical marijuana between 1999 and 2010, 25 percent fewer people die overdoses of opioid drugs each year. Based on these numbers, it would certainly seem that marijuana use has led to this reduction in deaths, though many are opposed to this conclusion.

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