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Question Medical Cannabis could prevent 2,000 fatal, 14,000 nonfatal opioid overdose

That is just for one state. President Obama's home state of Illinois last year.

Discussion: is it time to look at cannabis policy to prevent opioid risks?

And just opioid addiction alone commonly leads to overdose. In just Illinois last year, there were about 2,000 fatal and 14,000 nonfatal opioid overdoses.
US Nationally,
the number is dumbfounding. Unofficial results put the number for fatal opioid overdoses at roughly 62,500 in 2017, according to
The New York Times. This is not a debate for war or guns. Just to put this into perspective: About
58,000 U.S. soldiers died in the entire Vietnam War. For all US shootings (including police actions) Around 13,286 people were killed in 2017.

Clearly, access to medical marijuana for people in pain is one solution for the nationwide epidemic of addiction to... FDA sanctioned opioid painkillers,”

For tens of thousands in this situation, here’s no question: Medical cannabis has helped them regain control of their life without the ugly side effects of opioids — especially physical dependence.

Robert W. Patterson was appointed as Acting Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA ) by President Obama's Administration.

On May 8, 2018, Patterson claimed total ignorance to Congress.
When asked under oath, his response was that he believes legalized marijuana adds to the substance abuse problem in the country. When he was asked about any proof or study, he said "I don't know".
Also, when Patterson was asked under oath, what he would recommend as an alternative to opioids for chronic pain sufferers, he said “Tylenol.”
To understand his logic, just Google Harrison Act Drugs and Racist. It is easy to find " racist
fiction helped sell one of the nation's first drug aws" the Harrison Act, re-funded every 4 years since 1914 is rich in language based on blatant minority profiling. The DEA's funding is based on the Harrison Act being re-funded.

When pain, suffering, and death is so easily avoidable, why do Americans tolerate incompetent people in powerful positions?

For a free cited history on racism and the war on drugs, go to:
It covers how many innocent people are shot and killed each year by no-knock raids, the overrepresentation of minorities in drug offenses, the government corruption, down to how it supports the Taliban.

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