Can marijuana help ease the opioid epidemic? New UCLA cannabis research center aims to find out

Published in Science

The mission is to study how cannabis impacts society, looking at everything from public health and the environment to the economy and the legal system.

A question asked by some UCLA researchers might seem like an oxymoron for anyone raised on the now debunked “gateway” theory, the one that says using marijuana leads to using harder drugs:

Can cannabis play a role in easing the nation’s opioid epidemic?

That idea is one of many being explored at UCLA’s new Cannabis Research Initiative.

 

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Brooke Staggs ~ The Cannifornian via MercuryNews.com