Studies: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

The enactment of marijuana legalization laws is associated with a significant reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

In the first study, investigators from the University of Kentucky and Emory University assessed the association between medical and adult-use marijuana laws with opioid prescribing rates and spending among Medicaid enrollees. They reported:

Source: Studies: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

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