Cannabis Cures: Ending an Epidemic

Can you guess the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50?

It’s not car crashes, or violent crime, or suicide.

I’ll give you a hint:

Get it yet?

The leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 is now drug overdose.

The image above is a dose of Narcan nasal spray. Narcan (naloxone) is a lifesaving wonder drug that can block the effect of opioids — it’s commonly administered to people overdosing.

For decades, naloxone has been standard issue for emergency medical technicians.

But more recently, it’s become commonplace for law enforcement to carry too. Just between April and December of last year, the number of U.S. police and sheriff’s departments carrying Narcan increased by 25%. Opioids are clearly an epidemic here in the U.S.

The Answer Is Pot

One solution to the problem might just surprise you. It’s pot.

While politicians like lumping marijuana in with all manner of outrageously dangerous drugs (scare tactics win elections, after all), science tells a different story… A recent study found that in states with legal weed, opioid problems are actually dropping.

According to the study, the hospitalization rate for opioid abuse and dependence in states with medical marijuana laws is approximately 23% lower than in states without legal access to pot. And emergency room visits for overdoses dropped 13%, on average.

That shouldn’t come as a total shock — when patients have access to less extreme options for pain management, they’re less likely to get hooked on opioids.

In another study from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria, 63% of patients with chronic pain and mental health issues chose marijuana over addictive prescription drugs when doctors gave them a choice.

Even more telling, those patients said that they were better able to manage their symptoms by using marijuana.

There’s no question that marijuana is a safer alternative to opioids — and there are some major societal benefits to moving more people to pot.

For decades, supporting pot has been politically imprudent. But that ship has turned around. It’s becoming impossible for people with political agendas to keep stifling the nationwide adoption of medical and recreational marijuana.

The science is irrefutable. The societal and economic benefits dwarf the drawbacks.

We’re on the ground floor of a momentous trend that’s only beginning to get traction — and the profit opportunities from investing in the companies involved in the shift are going to be astronomical.

Pot’s New Mission Means Big Profits

Medicinal cannabis is the best solution we have to the opioid crisis. And its viability for pain therapy means even more profitable opportunities for you.

Industry experts, investors and throngs of medical professionals are fully aware of the opportunities in the cannabis space. And the recent swell we’ve seen in the cannabis market is a direct response to how the public perceives pot’s utility.

I’ll continue to track these developments closely and make sure you are fully informed on the most profitable opportunities available. Stay tuned.

To a bright future,

Ray Blanco
for The Daily Reckoning

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