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No Apparent Substitution Effect in Colorado Opioid Deaths

WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team Note: Proponents of Marijuana Legalization of Marijuana Use suggest it will lead to a substitution effect and that persons struggling with Heroin and Prescription Opioids will switch to MJ.  According to a Colorado Public Radio (CPR) report this has not been the case.  Below are links to the CPR report’s transcript and to a SAMSHA chart showing trends in Colorado’s college age MJ use.

Chart: Colorado among states with growing heroin, prescription drug abuse problem

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/chart-colorado-among-states-growing-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse-problem

Past Month College Age 2014 Samsa-PDF

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