Medical marijuana slashes painkiller prescriptions


US states that have legalised medical marijuana have witnessed a dramatic reduction in the number of prescriptions for painkillers across several diseases, a study shows. The study using Medicare data found the average physician in a state without access to medical marijuana prescribed 31 810 doses of pain medication, compared to 28 166 does in states where ...


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