Attention Jeff Sessions: Opioid overdoses down 33% in pot legal states

Yet another groundbreaking study that proves "reefer madness" is complete nonsense.

100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain -- that’s a whopping 31% of the population.

This reality has resulted in a doubling of prescription opioid use in ten years and with that come overdoses. The CDC has declared an epidemic, as drug overdoses become the leading cause of injury deaths in the US. 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths are people who have legitimate prescriptions. These humans aren’t criminals, they are our neighbors, family, and friends, and they are dying.

Marijuana may be the solution. A massive six year study released last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that in 13 states where medical marijuana is legal, a substantial decrease in opioid deaths occurred. “We found there was about a 25 percent lower rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on average after implementation of a medical marijuana law,” lead study author Dr. Marcus Bachhuber said.

To drive that home, In 2010 alone, states with legal medical marijuana saw 1,700 fewer dead from opiate overdoses. That’s one thousand and seven hundred humans saved in one year alone.

So ask yourself, why is Jeff Sessions still on an anti pot crusade?

By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca

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Foreverinpain
Foreverinpain

It's is proven the stats used today continue to go back to 2000/2002.
SINCE then 99.9 % OF pill mills are gone as are the PROFITEERING doctors.
People in forever pain are the o ly one being punished. Pharmacist Steve is 100% correct!
It is easier for a addict to get heroin or illegal fentanyl then a pain reliever prescription for a broken back! They solved the prescription drug problem years ago.
Data.bases that drs and PHARMACIES use just won't allow dr shopping or multiple prescriptions. MILLIONS ARE suffering in CRIPPLING PAIN because of the GESTAPO TACTICS OF THE DEA. Addicts will always be addicts. Thats why heroin and illegal fentanyl death have risen drastically. You can get heroin in 10 minutes in any city or town. A wounded warrior or disabled citizen with severe spinal issues or many other catostophic desease are now going in treated. Most like me lay in bed 22 hours a day.
Many have just given up and taken their lives and only a few have gone to the streets. PAIN PATIENTS ARENT ADDICTS. THIER MEDICINE LASTS 30 DAYS. IF THEY WERE AN ADDICT IT WOULD LAST 3/5 TOPS!. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LIED TO FROM PROP AND CDC AND INSURANCE COMPANIES.
PROP OWNS PHOENIX HOUSE 150 REHABS IN NATION. THEY JUST WANT MONEY. IMSURANCE COMPANIES A JOKE. THEY STAND TO GAIN OVER 100 BILLION DOLLARS BY GROUPING PAIN PATIENTS WITH JUNKIES. DOES ANYBODY REALLY THINK INSURANCE COMPAINIES CARE ABOUT PEOPLE.
IN 2016 99.9% OF OVERDOSE DEATHS WERE FROM HEROIN AND OTHER ILLEGAL DRUGS ALING WITH A HANDFUL OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND THEY ALL HAD AT LEAST 6 DRUGS INCLUDING ALCOHOL IN THIER SYSTEM.
NOT 1 CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT OVERDOSED FROM ANY DOSE OF ANY MEDICATION THAT WAS PRESCRIBED AND TAKEN AS DIRECTED. STOP BEING SHEEP!
THE DEA AND DOJ ARE AFRAID RO GO AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS WITH GUNS. CARTELLS AND DEALER RUN RAMPID. THESE ARE JUNKIES THAT THIS COUNTRY STILL WONT SAY ALOUD IS THE PROBLEM HEROIN HEROIN HEROIN. LEAVE THE DISABLED ALONE AND LET THEM GET THE PAAIN RELIEF BY THE ONLY MEDICATION THAT WORKS AND HAS FOR 5000 YEARS. OPIOID THERAPY WORKED FOR 40 MILLION PEOPLE. NOW THEY ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE KIDS ARE USING HEROIN AND NOBODY WANT TO SAY IT OR TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY.
STOP BLAMIMG PAIN RELIEVER MEDICATIONS AND START LOOKING AT YOUR PARENTING SKILLS.

pharmaciststeve
pharmaciststeve

where did you get this PSEUDO-FACT ? 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths are people who have legitimate prescriptions. at most it may push 10% in some areas and we don't know how many are suicides and not accidental overdoses. there is some 35K who OD on illegal opiates. The typical OD has 5-7 different substances in their toxicology

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