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How Medical Marijuana Can Literally Saves Lives

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This is what we’ve been saying. Marijuana is the non-toxic pain medication! The overdose limit for Marijuana would be consuming over 1,000lbs of Marijuana all at once, which is virtually impossible.

Via WashingtonPost:

the JAMA study found solid evidence that marijuana is effective at treating one big condition: chronic pain. The JAMA review found “30% or greater improvement in pain with cannabinoid compared with placebo,” across the 79 studies it surveyed.

A new NBER working paper out today is a helpful reminder of why that finding is so important. Pain management — especially chronic pain management — is a tricky business. Prescription painkillers are highly addictive and deadly — they killed more than 16,000 people in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s’s latest numbers. In the U.S., drug overdoses kill more people than suicide, guns or car crashes. The CDC now calls prescription painkiller abuse an ‘epidemic.‘…” [Continue Reading]

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