The cannabis controversy continues. Though nine states have legalized cannabis for recreational use (i.e. for getting high), and 29 have legalized it for medical purposes, in Washington, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sees it as a sinister threat. Sessions put this bluntly when he was a senator, saying, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
Sessions would rather people suffer and die from opioid prescriptions than reduce the need for these dangerous addictive drugs that has people dropping like flies in America. Two separate peer-reviewed studies in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found significant drops in opioid prescribing in US states that had relaxed their cannabis laws. Both studies appear to offer insights into possible ways to solve a crisis that saw 17,087 people die from prescription opioid overdoes in the US in 2016.
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