Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy accepted $500,000 from INSYS Therapeutics to fight the nonlethal marijuana that is reducing opioid use by over 50%.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing INSYS for putting patients at risk.
It is irresponsible to propel opioid use while our neighbors are dying. We must come together for a solution.
- Ten young people die from opioid drugs every month in Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Health.
- Cannabis (marijuana) does not cause overdose death.
- Cannabis (marijuana) is reducing opioid use by over 50% as an alternative to opioid pain killers.
- The Partnership for a Drug Free America reports cannabis being used to help stop the opioid epidemic.
- States with legal marijuana report a 25% reduction in overdose according to The Journal for the American Medical Association.
- States with legal marijuana laws are not the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.
Most of our neighbors qualified for medical marijuana with chronic pain. Replacing those opioid pain killers with a non lethal substance prevents those over prescribed pills from falling out of our medicine cabinets and into the hands of our kids.
Worried about kids using drugs? We are too. Read the statistics:
- Colorado teens are using less marijuana than the national average.
- Teen drug and alcohol use is down across the country as over 30 states now have legal or medical marijuana laws.
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