Can medical marijuana help curb the opioid crisis?

Research suggests a 29% reduction in opioid overdoses in US states where medical marijuana is used
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Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana appears to have some mitigating effect on opioid use and abuse, but the relationship is far from definitive.

The US researchers assessed seven studies, five of which concluded that medical marijuana might be associated with benefits such as decreased opioid overdose rates, decreased opioid use, improved quality of life and improved pain control.