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Wolf in sheep’s clothing

We all know the painkiller Oxycontin is an opioid like heroin and methadone. It’s easy to get addicted to and produces really poor behavior patterns because it reduces or eliminates empathy. Our brains also produce an opioid—the reward chemical, to reward us for species-enhancing behaviors like sex or eating, so we do more of them. Cannabis triggers the reward chemical in our brains at a higher amount than normal, so while we can’t get addicted to its THC, we can and do get addicted to our own inner opioid. But most some people don’t realize how addictive and destructive cannabis is to the individual and his or her family for this reason. Medical marijuana is another Oxy, i.e. an oxymoron.—MR

In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues

June 20, 2017

The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year.

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