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“Marijuana responsible for 0 overdose deaths while opioids killed more than 33,000 Americans”

America is currently facing a new epidemic: opioid addiction. Public health officials have called the current opioid crisis the worst drug disaster in American history.

  • Killed more than 33,000 people in 2015
  • Overdose deaths were nearly equal to the number of fatalities from car crashes
  • In 2015, for the first time, deaths from heroin alone surpassed gun homicides.Today, the US has 29 states with legal medical marijuana, and at least seven states have legal recreational pot markets. Marijuana was responsible for 0 overdose deaths while opioids killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. 

Keep that in mind when you see big Pharma lobbying against the legalization of Marijuana.