Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Prescription Opiate Deaths?

Published: August 24th, 2014

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Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Prescription Opiate Deaths?

Kevin A. Sabet, PhD (Director) and Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel, PhD

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that medical marijuana laws (MMLs) are associated with significantly lower state-level opioid mortality rates. However, the methods employed and conclusions drawn call for a serious re-analysis of the data.

UF brief on the MMJ-Rx connection.