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Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use

 

April 16, 2017



DENVER (AP) — Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday.

Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin are "riskier" to use than pot, even when the pain pills are prescribed by a doctor.

Only one in five said marijuana was riskier than opioids. The rest weren't sure.

Every day, an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin kills 91 people, and legion...



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