A new study published by a team at the Penn School of Medicine indicates the use of medical marijuana may be a safer alternative than opioids. Opioid analgesics are painkillers that suppress one's perception of pain while calming the central nervous system, and include drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin. The study was published in the most recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. 

Read more about the findings of the study at Quartz...

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