Since 2016, there has been an average of 115 deaths daily from opioid overdoses. It remains highly prevalent that the use of medicinal marijuana can benefit those who are addicted to different types of opioid-based drugs. Hill wrote an editorial that accompanied the two articles.


For one thing, they don't reveal whether individual patients actually reduced or avoided using opioids because of the increased access to marijuana. The study has also helped to identify whether or not it is beneficial for states to legalize cannabis knowing these results. The fast-growing opioid crisis is more relevant than HIV/AIDS today and needs more funding to educate people and provide more treatment facilities.

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