Category Archives: death

Opioid Overdose Deaths Occur Less Often In Areas With More Cannabis Retail Storefronts, Study Shows

This follows a Canadian study that found legalizing cannabis led to a ‘marked decline’ in the volume of opioids prescribed across Canada. The more legal cannabis dispensaries a region has the fewer opioid deaths they suffered, according to a detailed new study published in a top-tier medical journal. Most sharply reduced were deaths from fentanyl […]

Call For UK Prisons To Trial Free Cannabis To See If It Cuts Drug Deaths

Prisons should trial free cannabis schemes for drug-dependent inmates to ascertain whether it could reduce overdose deaths, bring down violence and help people overcome opioid addiction, a police and crime commissioner has said. The North Wales PCC, Arfon Jones, said that if justice authorities were serious about reducing harms and violence in prisons, “they should […]