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Marijuana, Opioids, and Some Thoughts on Empirical Research on Marijuana Policy

Apr. 9, 2018—Back in February, I discussed research suggesting that legalizing marijuana could help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. See Marijuana and the Opioid Crisis. The theory is that once marijuana is legalized some people will use marijuana in lieu of opioids to treat chronic pain. It is the reverse of the gateway hypothesis that was once...

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