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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New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests…

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Millions face pain, withdrawal as opioid prescriptions plummet

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 6:00 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 6:00 pm By Robert Langreth, Bloomberg Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. Hale’s suffering persisted for years, despite all sorts of treatments.…

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German lawmakers back plan for marijuana prescriptions. No, really

Published: Jan 19, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Jan 19, 2017, 8:54 am By The Associated Press BERLIN — German lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow some patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously on Thursday. The vote clears the way…

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