Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More Benefits of Medical Marijuana?

An intriguing report: "In States With Medical Marijuana, Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25%".
In the study, published today August 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers hypothesize that in states where medical marijuana can be prescribed, patients may use pot to treat pain, either instead of prescription opiates, or to supplement them—and may thus require a lower dosage that is less likely to lead to a fatal problem.

As with most findings involving marijuana and public policy, however, not everyone agrees on a single interpretation of the results...

Perhaps the science will become clearer as more states continue to legalize medical (and recreational) use.