A 2017 STUDY OF over 30,000 American adults demonstrated that marijuana users were more than twice as likely to move on to abuse prescription opioids – even when controlling for age, sex, race/ethnicity, other substance use disorders, any mood or anxiety disorder, prior nonmedical opioid use, and family history of drug use disorder, alcohol use disorder, depression, and antisocial personality disorder. (1) Similarly, the CDC also says that marijuana users are three times more likely to become addicted to heroin.(2)

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