How cannabis can be a weapon in NJ’s war on addiction

“In states where medical cannabis is legal, recent studies have shown a 25 percent reduction in prescription opioid overdose deaths,” Dr. David L. Nathan said. “We can’t say that reduction is necessarily because of cannabis use, but the correlation is worth our attention. In 2015 alone, almost 1,600 people in New Jersey died from drug overdoses, mostly from opioids like heroin and fentanyl. In a situation this dire, we need to look at anything and everything with the potential to curb opioid addiction, which often begins with prescription opioid medications.”

Full article at New Jersey 101.5

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