Prompted by “Shocking Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws On Opioid Deaths”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/shocking-effect-medical-marijuana-laws-opioid-deaths
“A study of internal medicine by UPenn researchers has found a startlingly clear correlation between states with medical marijuana laws and the lowering of opioid death rates. In simple terms, states with medical marijuana laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate than states without medical marijuana laws.
The sad part? ‘Approximately 60 percent of all deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses occur in patients who have legitimate prescriptions,’ Dr. Marcus A. Bachhuber explained.”
Unsure if this conclusion will reach the mainstream public (the group responsible for applying enough pressure upon our government — i.e. our “public servants” — to end their obviously outrageous war on some drugs), my humble part is echoing another cannabis-favoring point here.
Though I understand that prescribing standard cannabis intake (basically such intake is a skill with an enormous array of possible outcomes, instead of one sharply focused outcome from taking a pill) deviates from traditional western medicine practices these days (and I will do my best to publicly educate that key deviation upon legality to help save more lives), prescription discrimination is increasingly shown to be excessively and unreasonably deadly (or otherwise still harmful due to nasty side effects that cannabis does not provide, as minimally evident by the millions, if not billions, of cannabis users spanning thousands of years).
Medical practitioners have taken the oath to “do no harm”, so remain obligated to recognize the leading medical nature of cannabis (including within the area of dementia — one that hits close to home for yours the caregiver truly), scientifically speaking, and help “We the good people” (i.e. those of us actually working to earn a living by minimizing suffering for all) fix the horrible law-abusing societal harm called Cannabis Prohibition (and any other selfishly harmful agenda unethically judicially structured to serve and protect those losers supposedly serving and protecting the public — in part to help the many winners in law enforcement actually doing their job right).