Action Alert: Cannabis Addiction Rate Is Much Lower Than Opioids, Nicotine, Or Alcohol

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Dear Senator or Representative [insert their names],


Evidence shows other drugs have a higher addiction rate than that of Cannabis. In fact, in states where cannabis is legal, the use of both opioids and cocaine have seen a reduction.


Below are a few excerpts (and associated links) from reputable institutions to articles that further breakdown the evidence and statistics.








  • The Centers for Disease Control say that  “a fatal overdose is unlikely” as a result of cannabis use. The marijuana plant contains cannabinoids  that have shown to help symptoms for some health problems. More and more states are making it legal to use the plant as medicine for certain conditions. SOURCE:  


Please consider how prohibition of cannabis harms many North Carolinians.


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