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  1. Ron Strider

    CO: Narcotics Overdoses Going Down In States Where Marijuana Is Legal

    Marijuana legalization in Colorado appears to have led to a drop in opioid overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. "After Colorado's legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more...
  2. Ron Strider

    Legalizing Cannabis And Opioid Deaths: How Marijuana Is Saving Lives In Colorado

    Of all the solutions that have been proposed for stopping the opioid epidemic, no health officials have suggested simply replacing opioids with another drug. But a new study indicates that very phenomenon may be decreasing painkiller overdoses in Colorado. Legalizing marijuana, it turns out...
  3. Ron Strider

    Opioid-Related Deaths Fell 6.5% After Recreational Marijuana Legalized In Colorado

    Opioid-related deaths fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years after the state started selling recreational marijuana, according to new research published in November's edition of the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers who conducted the study found the...
  4. Ron Strider

    Legal Marijuana Is Saving Lives In Colorado, Study Finds

    Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a "reversal" of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. "After Colorado's legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in...
  5. Ron Strider

    MA: Marijuana Billboard In South Boston Called 'Insensitive'

    While waiting at a stoplight on East Broadway in South Boston last week, Sheila Greene looked up at a billboard and was stunned. In white letters against a black background, a message read: "States that legalized marijuana had 25% fewer opioid-related deaths." Greene was bothered by the fact...
  6. Ron Strider

    Mexico's Drug War Ranks As World's Second-Deadliest Conflict

    Readers may note that several reports and evaluations of Mexican violence in 2016 have now been released, in calendar year 2017. As examples: 1. According to statistics of the Mexican government itself, murders in Mexico increased in 2016. See Mexico's murder rate spiked in 2016 due to...
  7. K

    Does Access To Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Deaths?

    The claim: When legal medical marijuana dispensaries start operating in a state, deaths from opioid overdoses in that state drop. Tell me more: In the United States, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, including 19 that let patients with a prescription buy pot from dispensaries...
  8. K

    Does Access To Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Deaths?

    The claim: When legal medical marijuana dispensaries start operating in a state, deaths from opioid overdoses in that state drop. Tell me more: In the United States, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, including 19 that let patients with a prescription buy pot from dispensaries...
  9. K

    Medical Marijuana Cuts Down Overdose Deaths In Other States

    The debate preceding the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio focused primarily on its risks, but a number of recent studies indicate the benefits of marijuana treatment could mean the difference between life and death in some instances, and even help control Medicare spending. In the 17...
  10. K

    Medical Marijuana Cuts Down Overdose Deaths In Other States

    The debate preceding the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio focused primarily on its risks, but a number of recent studies indicate the benefits of marijuana treatment could mean the difference between life and death in some instances, and even help control Medicare spending. In the 17...
  11. R

    Medical Marijuana Would Save Kentucky Lives

    A worrisome component of veteran post-traumatic stress disorder with chronic pain is the constant, ever-hovering specter of addiction and suicide among the veteran population. The suicide rate is reported to be as much as 22 a day. That may seem too high an estimate, but a suicide a day is 30 a...