It was right around five years ago when the cannabis advocacy community got wind of some science indicating that medical marijuana was reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths in states where it was legal.
This news was such a big deal that, over the years, not only has it become one of the most popular arguments for why the federal government should entertain marijuana reform at the national level — a handful of states have actually changed their laws allowing cannabis to be used as an alternative to opioids.
Some of us out here were skeptical of these findings. Anyone with experience in the two substances understands that they are entirely different from one another, and weed, as awesome as it is, might not have the ability alone to save America from the throes of opioid addiction. Well, it appears that science has finally caught up with real-time drug wisdom.