A Chinese official just lately stated a really silly factor about marijuana legalization in America. The official, Yu Haibin of the China National Narcotics Control Commission, stated that legalization makes Americans extra accepting of medicine. This, he claimed, is a serious cause the U.S. is experiencing an opioid epidemic.
Despite the proof displaying legalization truly reduces using opioids in a state, Yu blamed legalization for elevating opioid use. To be truthful, he additionally blamed the overprescription of opioids brought on by large pharmaceutical corporations, which is a completely correct criticism.
Yu was discussing the opioid concern as a result of a lot of the opioids being bought illicitly by Americans comes from China. This consists of the damaging opioid fentanyl, which is 50 occasions stronger than heroin. “China doesn’t deny that shipments to the U.S. happen, but there isn’t the proof to show how much — whether it’s 20 percent or 80 percent,” he stated. He’s making an attempt to say China isn’t importing most of those opioids, however he supplies no proof.
Essentially, Yu wrongly blamed legalization of hashish for the opioid epidemic and precisely blamed the overprescription of opioids. He stated one silly factor and one sensible factor. Being half proper isn’t too dangerous, I assume.
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