Opioid Epidemic: 3 Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Your Primary Painkiller

Both chronic pain and addiction — two horrific ongoing epidemics that have plagued our nation for decades — can be curbed by medical marijuana (MMJ). In fact, a 2009-2010 study points out that opiate overdoses dropped approximately 25 percent in states where medical cannabis was recognized while they rose everywhere else.

Significant strides have been made in cannabis plant research over the past few years, shedding light on the fact that MMJ effectively provides the relief patients need without killing them in the process.

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