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Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows

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Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. And two-thirds say the government should do more to study the drug’s health effects.

Studies: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends

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The enactment of marijuana legalization laws is associated with a significant reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the first study, investigators from the University of Kentucky and Emory University assessed the association between medical and adult-use […]

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Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds

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U.S. states that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use, according to a new study.

Relationship between legal cannabis and opioid prescribing examined

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Alternative methods of pain management have been a topic of discussion as the United States grapples with the opioid and heroin epidemic. New research finds that medical and adult-use cannabis laws were associated with lower opioid prescribing rates.

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