The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has discovered a short-term decline in opioid-related emergency department visits when US states legalise recreational cannabis.  

The study, published in the journal Health Economics, found during the first two quarters after the introduction of recreational cannabis law reform, opioid-related emergency visits reduced by roughly 7.6%, particularly among men and adults aged 25-44.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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