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    Since legal marijuana, opioid deaths down in CO

    Opioid overdose deaths in Colorado fell by more than six percent after stores started legally selling recreational marijuana, a new study shows.

    Prior to the last two years, Colorado was on a 14-year upswing in opioid overdose deaths.
    Previous research has highlighted the correlation between lower numbers of opioid deaths in states where marijuana is legal to use medically. A widely cited study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2014 found that states where weed was legal had about a quarter as many opioid overdose deaths as other states.
    In Arizona, for example, possession of any amount of marijuana is a felony. In 2016, the state hit its record number of opioid deaths, rising 16 percent over the previous year’s numbers.

    In Florida, possession of an ounce or less of weed can get you up to five years in prison. The CDC’s data shows that the crisis is still getting worse in Florida. The state saw 22 percent more deaths from opioid overdoses in Florida in 2015 than in 2014.
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    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Unfortunately, when you take a smoke from a marijuana joint, you're automatically addicted to heroin.


    Y'know gateway drug and all that.
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    Well, it's been in your mouth for like, three hours. It feels like it's full of water.

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    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officeguy View Post
    Post hoc ergo propter hoc.
    Is that essentially "correlation without causation means nothing"?
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    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This_person View Post
    Is that essentially "correlation without causation means nothing"?
    'after this, therefore because of this'

    A classic logical fallacy. Similar concept to 'true, true, unrelated'. Unless someone can show a mechanism to establish causation (very hard in social science), its just a statistical curiosity.

    http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

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    As I see this it's a claim that because Marijuana is legal and available in Colorado the use of stronger Opoids has gone down.
    If so it's a wonderful thing. Maybe we should allow marijuana all over the country.

    Now I ask. It is also stated that in states where open carry has been approved and people can carry their weapons the crime rate has gone down.
    Wouldn't it be logical to say that we should have open carry in every state.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    As I see this it's a claim that because Marijuana is legal and available in Colorado the use of stronger Opoids has gone down.
    If so it's a wonderful thing. Maybe we should allow marijuana all over the country.

    Now I ask. It is also stated that in states where open carry has been approved and people can carry their weapons the crime rate has gone down.
    Wouldn't it be logical to say that we should have open carry in every state.?



    that is talk, that uses common sense.
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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