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December 5, 2016

Opioids, pot and people who don’t work anymore due to pain

Has the number of jobless men exploded because they take opioids for pain relief? What if they used pot instead?

About one in eight U.S. men ages 25 to 54 don’t have a job and aren’t looking for one, notes a recent column in The Washington Post. These seven million men aren’t part of the officially unemployed – those counted in the official U.S. unemployment rate.

In the mid-1960s, only 1 in 29 prime-age men were so-called dropouts.

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