Opioid death rate vs marijuana legalization

Academics from Oregon Health and Science University and California Institute of Integral Studies conclude that “legalizing marijuana appears to have contributed to the nation’s opioid mortality epidemic”. Of 23 individually evaluable legalizing jurisdictions, 78% had evidence for acceleration of opioid death rates after legalization. Report: Opioid Death Rate vs. Marijuana Legalization 2019-10-9.