Michael Cardenas shows off his medical marijuana after purchase outside Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arizona. AP Photo.

Opioid Overdose Deaths Plummet In States Which Legalized Medical Marijuana

Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medical purposes.

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