medical marijuana products In workers' compensation, medical marijuana is in demand to treat chronic pain, particularly when other therapies have failed. (Photo: iStock)

A growing number of clinical experts believe medical marijuana could play a critical role in reducing the nation's reliance on opioid painkillers. Publications like The Atlantic have reported that in states in which legalization has occurred, patients are now turning down popular opioid painkillers, like oxycodone, in favor of medical marijuana — and according to patients, marijuana is helping to alleviate their pain.

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