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Author(s): Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD; Brendan Saloner, PhD; Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS; Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP.

Based on the results of this study, it was determined that the medical laws on cannabis are associated with significantly lower death rates from opioid overdoses at the state level. Deeper studies are required to determine how medical cannabis laws can interact with policies aimed at preventing overdoses of opioid analgesics. View study