Medical marijuana policies and hospitalizations related to marijuana and opioid pain reliever.

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Drug and alcohol dependence, ISSN: 1879-0046, Vol: 173, Page: 144-150

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2017
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10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.01.006; 10.3410/f.727371673.793530311
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D John Doyle
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Elsevier BV; Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
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Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics; Medicine
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Twenty-eight states in the U.S have legalized medical marijuana, yet its impacts on severe health consequences such as hospitalizations remain unknown. Meanwhile, the prevalence of opioid pain reliever (OPR) use and outcomes has increased dramatically. Recent studies suggested unintended impacts of legalizing medical marijuana on OPR, but the evidence is still limited. This study examined the associations between state medical marijuana policies and hospitalizations related to marijuana and OPR.