Medical marijuana helped reduce rate of opioid prescriptions in Illinois, study claims

Medical marijuana has curbed the use of opioid drug use in Illinois, a small but significant study claims.

Researchers at DePaul University and Rush University tracked 30 patients, with an average age of 45, who had pain, seizures or inflammation.

All of the people had opted for medical marijuana, which is legal in Illinois, rather than other prescription painkillers.

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