Studies: Legal Marijuana Reduces Opioid Prescription Rates

Marijuana plants are grown at Essence Vegas' 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility on July 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On July 1, Nevada joined seven other states allowing recreational marijuana use and became the first of four states that voted to legalize recreational sales in November's election to allow dispensaries to sell cannabis for recreational use to anyone over 21. Since July 1, sales of cannabis products in the state have generated more than USD 1 million in tax revenue. / Getty Images

Two new studies, released Monday in the American Medical Association’s journal of internal medicine, provide new evidence suggesting legalization of medical and recreational marijuana reduced opioid prescription rates, an important development as America continues to face a crisis of opioid overdose deaths.

Chelsea Clinton, Media Mislead on Free NARCAN Program Mentioned in Trump Speech

Despite claims from media outlets and Chelsea Clinton implying the contrary, a program to distribute free NARCAN to American high schools and colleges is not an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, according to a Tuesday interview with Mike Kelly, President of U.S. Operations for NARCAN distributor Adapt Pharma.