Research Continues To Show Benefits Of Marijuana In Fighting The Opioid Crisis

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As prescriptions increase, so does the possibility for addiction and overdose. "Papers like these two suggest that cannabis may play a role".

Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.

"Marijuana liberalization may serve as a component of a comprehensive package to tackle the opioid epidemic", Wen and Hockenberry concluded. Opioids are becoming the most popular drug of choice, creating alarming over-dose and death rates.

Instead, they find evidence that legalization may reduce the prescribing of opioids.

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If the latest research is any indication, those actions might simply make the opioid epidemic even worse.

Both studies were released Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The mandate won't take effect until six months after that.

There are a handful of bills addressing CURES this year, including one that would connect CURES with other states' databases.

"Our study provides some of the first empirical evidence that the implementation of medical and adult-use marijuana laws was associated with lower opioid prescribing rates and spending among Medicaid enrollees". That's about 39 fewer prescriptions per 1,000 people using Medicaid.

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In the second study, Ashley Bradford, David Bradford and Amanda Abraham of the University of Georgia found that at the state level, medical marijuana laws were associated with an 8.5 percent reduction in the number of daily opioid doses filled under Medicare Part D, relative to states without medical marijuana laws. What's more, states that widened access further, by legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, saw a 6.4-percent annual decrease, on average. Even if patients made a decision to switch from opioids to medical marijuana, the number was not high enough to reflect lowered opioid use throughout the data. "The latest numbers show us that there were over 64,000 opioid deaths previous year". Every year from 2010 through 2015, researchers compared states with a medical marijuana law in effect to those without one.

At this point, 30 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing some form of marijuana use, including eight states that have legalized recreational use. Opioid death rates are not lower in states that do not have protection for the use of marijuana, showing a clear link between the two.

Louisiana approved medical marijuana to treat certain conditions such as chronic pain treatment in cancer patients, cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, muscular dystrophy and epilepsy in 2016, though the state is still working through the permitting process for pharmacies to distribute the drug. Hill wrote an editorial that accompanied the two articles.

Limiting initial opioid prescription lowers the risk of addiction and chances of unused drugs hitting the street.

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