So the CDC just updated its reporting on our national opioid epidemic and it’s not looking good for our failed Drug War . The good news: opioid prescribing nationally is DOWN to three times the 1999 levels. The average American now gets only 1.75 mg of morphine every day, 640 mg/year. The bad news: opioid … More Rodz opioid rant, continued
In the USA, we have created an opioid epidemic. Regardless of who you blame, we need to fix this mess. There is a really great book written by a writer for The Economist called Narconomics . Basically, it approaches the cartels as businesses selling products to consumers. Once you start thinking about the opioid epidemic … More how to fix the opioid epidemic: part 1
Here’s an article that quotes three ( THREE ! ! ! ) studies all showing that when a state allows access to medical marijuana, the rate of opioid use drops precipitously. So access to medical marijuana DECREASES opioid use and abuse. Please read that again. This is huge. The benefits of marijuana in helping people … More Med Marijuana decreases opioid use. A lot.