Many in the athletic community have touted the benefits of medical marijuana for some time. And this isn’t just a few uninformed people talking about pot for pain—medical studies have proven the usefulness of cannabis in the medical and sporting realms for pain management.
Pot Over Painkillers: Is There an Advantage?
Today, states that have legalized marijuana to manage chronic pain have experienced significantly lower prescription painkiller overdose deaths per year. In fact, researchers examining medical marijuana laws, death certificates, and other relevant information across all 50 states from 1999 to 2010 have found a significant correlation between medical marijuana and reduced overdoses from painkillers.
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