However, legal marijuana alone won’t solve the opioid epidemic, they cautioned.
“As with other policies evaluated in the previous literature, marijuana liberalization is but one potential aspect of a comprehensive package to tackle the epidemic,” they said in the article.
None of the study authors reported conflicts of interest.
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