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user-inactivated  ·  1758 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Dry counties" that prohibit alcohol sales seem to have a bigger meth problem than other counties.


TL;DR legalizing pot shows a statistically significant drop in pain medicine abuse. 25% fewer OD deaths due to pain killers in Colorado.

Prohibition only feeds crime and gangs and the mortician.

kleinbl00  ·  1758 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here's the punchline

    One interesting wrinkle in the data is glaucoma, for which there was a small increase in demand for traditional drugs in medical-marijuana states. It's routinely listed as an approved condition under medical-marijuana laws, and studies have shown that marijuana provides some degree of temporary relief for its symptoms.

    The Bradfords hypothesize that the short duration of the glaucoma relief provided by marijuana — roughly an hour or so — may actually stimulate more demand in traditional glaucoma medications. Glaucoma patients may experience some short-term relief from marijuana, which may prompt them to seek other, robust treatment options from their doctors.

cgod  ·  1758 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have been reading about the drop in a broad class of perscription medications in places that have legalized weed and it seems great.

Personally I've found that weed does absolutely nothing to dull pain and usually makes it worse. Not that I expect that my reaction is common but I just don't care for it as a pain med. I hardly smoke anymore and when I do I mostly use it as a medicinal sleep aid.