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Can medical marijuana help combat Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis? 

Studies have shown marijuana can be an effective and safe drug to treat chronic pain, but getting doctors to recommend it over opioids is the next step

According to 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control, of U.S. counties with more than one million residents, Allegheny County had the highest drug-overdose death rate. In 2016, Allegheny County lost about 50 lives to drug overdoses per 100,000 residents…

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