Overdoses Involving Selected Drugs in Ohio

Credit: Marijuana Investor News

Credit: Marijuana Investor News

The above chart provided by New Frontier Data and Marijuana Investor News zeroes in on the drug epidemic in Ohio. The chart shows a staggering increase in unintentional overdoses from various drugs between 2002 and 2013. While this chart isolates the problem in Ohio, it mirrors the opioid drug epidemic that is affecting the nation as a whole. This information is significant because not only is it nearly impossible for someone to overdose on marijuana, but studies have shown marijuana has the ability to curb this epidemic. Research has revealed patients are able to use, and in fact prefer, the use of medical marijuana as a substitute for prescription opioid medications in the treatment of symptoms like chronic pain.

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