Review: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality

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According to a scholarly review paper published by the biology department chair at the University of Indiana, South Bend, marijuana use has the potential to reduce rates of obesity, diabetes, opioid abuse, and other conditions that contribute to premature mortality. Authors estimate 23,500 of 47,500 annual premature deaths could be prevented if marijuana was legally regulated at a nationwide scale. This information has been provided by the Daily Chronic and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.