Can Cannabis Reduce Opioid Use in Addicts?

Legalizing cannabis may have a role to play in decreasing opioid mortality rates. “It’s an evolving idea that was thrust into the forefront when U.S. states legalized cannabis,” says Clarke. “Opioid mortality dropped in those states.” One U.S. study, published this summer in Economic Inquiry, showed that recreational marijuana laws reduced annual opioid mortality between 20 and 35 per cent, …