JAMA internal medicine | 27 Aug 2014
MA Bachhuber, B Saloner, CO Cunningham and CL Barry
Opioid analgesic overdose mortality continues to rise in the United States, driven by increases in prescribing for chronic pain. Because chronic pain is a major indication for medical cannabis, laws that establish access to medical cannabis may change overdose mortality related to opioid analgesics in states that have enacted them.
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