Jeff Sessions to opioid users: “Sometimes you just need to take two Bufferin and go to bed”On February 7, 2018 by Maybell
Speaking to the Heritage Foundation last night in honor of Ronald Reagan’s birthday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reckoned himself to be an expert on drug addiction and had some sage advice for opioid users: “Sometimes, you just need to take two Bufferin or something and go to bed.”
Other words of wisdom: “We think a lot of this is starting with marijuana or other drugs too.”
However, according to Think Progress:
New federally funded research, however, finds a link between the availability of medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths. A RAND Corporation study published earlier this month showed “an approximately 20 percent decline in opioid overdose deaths associated with the passage of any state medical marijuana law.”
WATCH: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his goal for 2018 is to see a further decline in prescriptions of opioids, and says, “we think a lot of this is starting with marijuana and other drugs.” pic.twitter.com/paWSsEuNrl
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 7, 2018
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