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Marijuana commercialization not a solution to opioid crisis; Hazelden Betty Ford's latest Emerging Drug Trends report says decades of research findings show marijuana heightens the risk for opioid misuse, rather than reducing it

Sep 05, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

Expanding legal access to marijuana is not the solution to America's opioid crisis, according to a new research analysis published by the nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Hazelden Betty Ford's latest Emerging Drug Trends report-produced in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Public Health-highlights a lack of robust scientific evidence to support the oft-cited claim that increasing access to marijuana, also known as cannabis, would hel...