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Medical marijuana may reduce use of opioid painkillers: study

Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Painkillers Legalization of medical marijuana may reduce the instances of opioid use in adults under 40 years of age, a new study analyzing traffic accidents has suggested. Published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, the study noted a fall in the...
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Legalization of medical marijuana may reduce the instances of opioid use in adults under 40 years of age, a new study analyzing traffic accidents has suggested. Published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, the study ...

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