Medical marijuana conquered my 30-year opioid addiction, Florida man says

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 12:34 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 12:51 pm By Carol Kent Wyatt, Crestview News Bulletin Feb. 20–SUNNY HILLS — Garland Harp of Sunny Hills had a somewhat unique New Year’s Resolution this year. “I was determined to come completely off opioids,” said Harp, who has…

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Jeff Sessions: marijuana a path toward opioid addiction, patients should take aspirin for pain

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 12:24 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 12:47 pm By Denis Slattery , New York Daily News Take two aspirin and call him in the morning. Attorney General Jeff Sessions thinks the U.S. could easily combat the growing opioid crisis by taking over-the-counter medications for pain…

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Sessions: Drug addiction starts with marijuana. Trump: Just say no

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Speaking at separate events Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump delivered remarks on drug policy that matched messaging straight out of the 1980s. “We’ve got to re-establish first…

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$3.8 Million Federal Grant Given To Study Cannabis and Opiod Addiction

Federal Grant Permits Research On Effect Of Cannabis To Opioid Problem This week saw the National Institute of Health (NIH) receiving a federal grant of $ 3.8 million that will allow researchers to analyze the impact of medical cannabis on opioid use. The study, which will take five years, will…

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How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 1:08 pm By Robin Feldman, The Conversation “A crippling problem.” “A total epidemic.” “A problem like nobody understands.” These are the words President Trump used to describe the opioid epidemic ravaging the country during a White House listening session…

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New Mexico Health Sec rejects medical marijuana for opiate addiction, citing lack of scientific evidence

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 7:26 am • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 7:32 am By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s top health official has rejected state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommendations to add opiate dependence and Alzheimer’s disease to the list of conditions that qualify a person to…

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