MEDICAL MARIJUANA MAY NOT HELP ALLEVIATE OPIOID CRISIS

According to a new study on Vox, states that have proceeded with the legalization of marijuana have seen more opiod related deaths. This in sharp contrast to what this same study found in 2014.

Why this matters: The previous study suggested that when people could use cannabis to treat pain instead of opioids, it led to less overdoses. Despite being embraced by lawmakers, the research is showing there is no correlation between state marijuana laws and opioid deaths.