Medical marijuana is NOT the solution to the opioid epidemic: Overdose deaths are HIGHER in US states that sell prescription pot, study suggests

Legalization of medical marijuana has not helped to cut rate of deadly opioid overdoses, a new study suggests.

As some 130 Americans a day die after an opioid overdose, public health officials and researchers are desperately trying to work out what will stem the epidemic – and what won’t.

A widely-cited 2014 study suggested that where cannabis was legal, opioid overdoses slowed.

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