Cannabis: the Answer to America’s Opioid crisis?

An editorial published by the Los Angeles Times on Monday posed a question that no one seems to be asking about the nation’s opioid epidemic: why aren’t we talking about medical marijuana as an alternative?

Legal Marijuana Leads to Fewer Opioid Related Deaths

There’s a growing body of evidence that marijuana is beneficial to opioid users and effective at treating chronic pain. Marijuana essentially has zero chance of fatal overdose. The University of Michigan published a study in 2016 that found that chronic pain sufferers who used marijuana saw a 64-percent drop in opioid use…