6 New Studies Proving that Cannabis is the Best Solution to the Opioid Problem

The Science Is In: 6 New Studies Proving That Cannabis Is The Only Solution To Our Opioid Problem Fibromyalgia, arthritis, addiction, you name it – cannabis is the remedy The years 2016 to 2017 were the worst for opioid-related deaths in the United States, and if we don’t act now,…

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Cannabis Lozenges Effective For Pain & Opioid Dependency Study Says

Cannabis Lozenges Effective For Pain & Opioid Dependency Study Says Research shows that you don’t always have to smoke pot if you need to treat pain. A new study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience revealed that patients who eat cannabis-infused oral lozenges reported a decrease in chronic pain and opioid…

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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana as an Opioid Alternative

Illinois Legalizes MMJ As An Opioid Alternative This week saw a landmark milestone for Illinois, which is now the 4th state where cannabis can legally be prescribed by physicians as an opioid substitute. Illinois joins the ranks of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in doing so. Senate Bill 336…

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Swapping Your Opioid Prescriptions For Pot Could Soon Be Reality In Colorado And Illinois

Swapping Your Opioid Prescriptions For Pot Could Soon Be Reality In Colorado And Illinois If all goes according to plan, patients in Colorado and Illinois can soon swap their opioid prescriptions for pot. Two new bills have been introduced as a response to the current opioid epidemic killing thousands of…

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16 Opioid Poisonings Daily -The Grim Reality of Canada’s Opioid Crisis

16 Opioid Poisonings Daily: The Grim Reality of Canada’s Opioid Crisis America is not alone in facing the dark reality of the opioid crisis. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canada is seeing 16 opioid poisonings a day from 2016-2017, which result in hospitalization. These figures have…

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Op-ed: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic

America’s opioids crisis has taken a staggering toll, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016 alone and more than 250,000 people over the past decade. On Thursday, underscoring the severity of the crisis, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a statement without apparent precedent in which he urged “health care practitioners,…

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States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing in age of opioid epidemic, legal marijuana

As part of a routine drug test, Adam Randall handed a vial of yellow liquid to a probation officer. Although it looked like a urine sample from the 31-year-old – who was required to submit to testing after a previous conviction – authorities in Queensbury, New York, say it was…

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More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. In the first study, Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Jason Hockenberry of Emory University found that the passage of medical…

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