What can help curb the Painkiller overdose epidemic? Evidence points to Cannabis

According to the Center for Disease Control, we are in the midst of an epidemic. A striking 44 Americans die every single day from prescription painkiller overdoses. A recent study has been released revealing patients who used cannabis in Michigan found it to be more effective in treating their pain than their prescription painkillers. They also mentioned their desire to reduce the amount of pills they use. In addition, earlier studies have shown states with medical marijuana programs saw 33 percent fewer prescription overdoses than states that lack such programs. With such a high level of prescription pain-killer overdoses, and no known level of cannabis overdoses, evidence continues to mount in strong support of marijuana as a safer substitute for opioids. http://bit.ly/1BEoMLS