Study Proves Marijuana Saves Lives

May 2016 Joint Conversations Newsletter

May 2016 Joint Conversations Newsletter

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates marijuana saves lives.

According to the study, between 1999 and 2010, within the 13 states that legalized marijuana, there was a 25% reduction in opiate painkiller overdose deaths. Study co-author Colleen Barry said that this same trend occurred. Marijuana saves lives  in every state to legalize the plant since. A new survey conducted by the Center for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits. However, the tide has turned as decriminalization of medical and recreational cannabis sweeps the nation and the continent. With legalization, more and more people are discovering how this plant can provide a safe alternative to the dangerous effects of prescription pills.

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