Openhearted Rebel

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From Earth We Are One, January 21, 2016

America has always huge issues when it comes to prescribing pain medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin. In fact, overdose death from pharmaceutical opioids have increased since 1991. Apparently, it has been noted that 46 people pass away on the daily of overdoses in the US.

Since laws passed medical marijuana in 13 states, 25% fewer people passed away from opioid overdoses yearly.

Collen Barry is a healthy policy researcher located a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. He noted how the difference is quite striking since such statistics determine a life and death situation. Suddenly, the shift began showing as well as becoming visible once medical marijuana was accepted.

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