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Solving the Opiate Crisis with Medical Cannabis 9-10-2017
Our country is currently plagued by the serious issue that is opiate addiction. Each day, an average of 78 people die from an opioid overdose (USDHHS, 2016). Even scarier, the rate of opiate use and abuse does not appear to be diminishing. In fact, opiate prescriptions are being written at four times the rate they were in 1999 (CDC, 2017). The year 2004 alone saw opiate death tolls rising to 19,000. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that our lawmakers are scrambling to find an answer to this crisis. Fortunately, medical cannabis has shown to be an effective solution to the opioid epidemic. Studies on medical cannabis are showing that not only is it safer and far more effective at pain relief than opiates, but it can treat addiction and withdrawal symptoms as well.

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