Easing access to marijuana is not a way to solve the opioid epidemic

By Nicholas Chadi and Sharon Levy, STATnews – April 12, 2018

The take-home message from research published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine — let’s liberalize access to marijuana as a way to address the raging opioid epidemic — captured the public imagination. We disagree. Supporting medical or recreational marijuana as an alternative to opioids for conditions like chronic pain is a bad idea, especially for America’s youths. Read more

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