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JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates Of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 25, 2014.

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws are associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, according to data published online today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

A team of investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore conducted a time-series analysis of medical cannabis laws . . .

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