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Painkiller Deaths Down in States where Medical Marijuana is Legalized

The list of side effects from pharmaceutical painkillers is nothing new. Many people form addictions to these painkillers, particularly those who suffer from chronic pain. Painkiller deaths can be relatively common –though the number of deaths has dropped by approximately 25% in states where medical marijuana is legal. A recent study from the JAMA Internal Medicine journal focused on this very issue.

The study revealed a particular benefit found within the states where medical cannabis is now legal. That b