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Medical Marijuana is Fighting the Opiod Epidemic
April 2, 2017
A recent study performed by Yuyan Shi found that between the years 1997-2014 those states that legalized marijuana for medical use saw a 23% reduction in hospitalization for Opiod dependence/abuse. At the same time there were no increases in Cannabis hospitalizations in those same states. This is a surprising twist to skeptics, and a heralded cure to the epidemic by those who are personally involved in the Opiod epidemic in America right now. Yuan Shi is a public health professor at the University of California, San Diego.