420 with CNW — Locations with Cannabis Dispensaries Recorded Fewer Opioid Fatalities, New Research Says

February 3, 2021 04:25:14

new study has shown that a significant decline in deaths related to opioids is linked to improved access to cannabis dispensaries. The study, which was reported in the “British Medical Association” journal, concluded that higher counts of recreational and medical dispensary stores were connected with decreased opioid-related mortality rates, particularly deaths linked to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. The study adds that the discovery holds for both recreational and medical dispensaries.

The researchers examined the prevalence of marijuana dispensaries and opioid death rates in 23 states between the years of 2014 and 2018. The researchers discovered that, in general, counties where the number of legal cannabis shops increased from one to two experienced a 17% decline in fatalities related to opioids. Growth in the number of dispensaries from two to three was associated…


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