Several studies have found lower rates of opioid-related overdoses in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
A new study published in the Journal of Health Economics suggests states that have made it easiest for patients to buy medical cannabis, primarily from dispensaries, have seen the greatest impact on opioid overdose deaths.
An overwhelming majority of Millennial’s (70%), Gen X’s (66%), and Baby Boomers (56%), support legalizing adult-use marijuana. No longer politically impotent adolescents unable to vote, as millennial’s grab the reins of power and become a significant voting block – their craving for legalization will become a precarious political problem for any would-be elected officials seeking to maintain their political office – that rejects reform. During the 2016 General Election, Millennial’s and Gen Xers cast 69.9 million votes combined. Alone, Millennial’s – individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 – cast approximately 34,000,000 votes. And its statistics like this that are causing some real consternation.