11 states have laws pertaining to low-THC, high-CBD cannabis.
0 states have repealed effective medical cannabis laws.
In total, 49 states acknowledge the medical benefits of cannabis.
Medical Cannabis and Opioids
64% decrease in opioid use among chronic pain patients in Michigan who used medical cannabis
48% reduction in patients’ opioid useafter three months of medical cannabis treatment
78% of patients either reduced or stopped opioid use altogether
1,826 fewer doses of painkillers on average per year, per state, for patients participating in Medicare Part D
Nearly 247,000 people died in the United States from overdoses involving prescription opioids from 1999 to 2019. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2019.
20% of prescriptions are “off label” — prescribed for a condition for which they are not FDA-approved.
0 people have died from cannabis overdoses in all of recorded history.
Number of Patients
1.5% of a state’s population, on average, enrolls in the medical cannabis program, for a total of nearly 4 million patients.
In comparison, 32% of American adults received an opioid prescription in the past two years, and 18% received one in the past year. 
24% of the U.S. population took three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days.
38 states’ programs include a general category for severe or chronic pain or allow cannabis if opiates have been or could be prescribed for the condition.
36 states include PTSD as a qualifying condition. Alaska and South Dakota are the only exceptions.
10,000 studies were reviewed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which led them to find:
Conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective in the treatment of chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms;
No link between smoking cannabis and lung cancer; and
No gateway effect.
50% of Crohn’s patients who used medical cannabis entered complete remission and 45% found significant improvement in symptoms.
75% reduction in symptom scores were reported when PTSD patients were using cannabis compared to when they were not.
Hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, seizure disorders, chronic, severe, and persistent pain, and other debilitating illnesses find that cannabis provides relief from their symptoms.