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Medical marijuana states have 25% fewer deaths by opiates: Study

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Source: www.naturalblaze.com

Results suggest medical marijuana laws may have unexpected benefits

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and work by suppressing a person's perception of pain.

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