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Reader: Legal Cannabis Saved Me From Opioids!

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While opioid deaths are increasing around the country, advocates suggest that legal marijuana has the potential to combat America's opioid crisis. But in a recent letter sent to legislators in states with forms of legal marijuana, drug-prevention organization Drug Free America says that pot use is associated with an increased risk of abusing prescription opioids and warns against using medical marijuana to treat opioid-use disorder.

But our readers throw the flag on that play. Says Desarae: 
That's total Bs. You know who exploits it? Pharmaceuticals, FDA and the U.S. government.
Adds Jeremy: 
Surely, no bias in this study. Let them know that correlation does not equal causation. I used opiates medically for chronic pain for seven years. I moved to Colorado ten years ago and within three years cannabinoids had reduced my need for opiates to control chronic pain down to zero.
Notes Timothy: 
Weird. I dab every day and have zero inclination to use any opioid. When will I be studied?
Responds Tony: 
I was just thinking that I’ve never once been in a sesh and thought, hey some oxy would be nice! 
Recalls Scott: 
I almost died from opiate pills. Kratom and cannabis saved my life. It most certainly takes people down from real drugs; it doesn't send you to them. Which came first, the opiate dependence or the cannabis use used to step back from the pills or heroin? I don't know anyone that gatewayed in with cannabis, but I know many that used cannabis as part of their exit strategy.
Concludes Sher: 
FAKE NEWS!! STOP THE LIES!!! Those that have addictive habits will lick the floor of a public bathroom if they think they will get high!!!

Westurd writer, YOU SUCK!!
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