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Cannabis and Risk for Opiate Misuse

Is there an association between the use of cannabis and the nonmedical use of prescription opiates? This is an important question in light of the increasing legal availability of marijuana. Some people have raised the possibility that medical marijuana may help some individuals manage severe pain and decrease opiate use. However, there are few prospective studies investigating the relationship of cannabis use and subsequent nonmedical use of prescription opiates. Read more »

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