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Opioid Prescriptions Lower In States With Legal Cannabis

News | May 4, 2018

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A pair of recently released studies found that in states that allow medical cannabis or recreational cannabis, opioid prescriptions for adults covered by Medicaid or Medicare Part D were lower than those states that outlaw cannabis entirely. In the first study, Medicaid opioid prescribing rates fell by 5% to 6% in states with adult-use marijuana…

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