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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]

25% Fewer Opioid-Related Deaths in States Allowing Medical Marijuana

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I believe it would be higher if these pain treatment center prescribing opioids would let their patients use medical marijuana at the same time. Instead many of these centers will cut off the patients opioid pain prescription if they find marijuana in their system. How disgraceful!

Via Penn Medicine:

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and work by suppressing a person’s perception of pain. A new multi-institutional study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine and led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, examined the rate of deaths caused by opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2010. Results reveal that on average, the 13 states allowing the use of medical marijuana had a 24.8 percent lower annual opioid overdose mortality rate after the laws were enacted than states without the laws, indicating that the alternative treatment may be safer for patients suffering from chronic pain related to cancer and other conditions…” [Read More]

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