The Opioid Crisis Is Forcing Open Minds About the Lifesaving Potential of Medical Marijuana


In 2016 alone, opioid-related deaths neared the number of American casualties in both the Vietnam War and Iraq campaigns, combined. Crazy numbers, somewhere around 63,000 men and women, depending on the source.

Prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl continue to kill Americans at record pace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 91 Americans die each day from opioid overdose. The loss of life and productivity represents a $78.5 billion economic impact.

Even entire cities are weighing in on the opioid crisis by going directly at its source. They’re

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