Comments for: Prescription painkiller deaths fall in Maine, other states with legal medical marijuana

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 25, 2014, at 6:50 p.m.

NEW YORK — Researchers aren’t sure why, but in the 23 states where medical marijuana has been legalized, deaths from opioid overdoses have decreased by almost 25 percent, according to a new analysis. “Most of the discussion on medical marijuana has been about its effect on individuals in terms of …

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