Americans consume 80% of all prescription painkillers

Even though we make up less than 5% of the world’s population.  Yikes.

28,000 Americans died in 2014 due to opioid overdoses, which make up 60% of all overdose deaths in the US for that year.  The painkiller business is big business, they’ll do all they can to prevent marijuana from becoming a legal, patent-less, cheap alternative.