Use of CBD May Be Associated With Reduced Alcohol Intake, New Study Shows

New research affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder and published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors reveals that consumption of CBD-dominant cannabis may be associated with reduced alcohol intake.  In order to test this, the researchers looked at cannabis use across 120 subjects and compared use of cannabis that…

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Cannabis Use By Methadone Maintenance Patients Associated With Fewer Opioid Overdoses

The use of cannabis by patients enrolled in a methadone maintenance treatment program is associated with fewer nonfatal opioid overdoses, according to the results of a recently published study. An abstract of the research, “Cannabis Use and Nonfatal Opioid Overdose among Patients Enrolled in Methadone Maintenance Treatment,” was published online…

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Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Not Associated With Cognitive Decline In Senior Patients

If you are an older adult using cannabis to treat chronic pain, you may very well experience no more cognitive deficiencies than someone who doesn’t use it. That is the takeaway from a study conducted by Israeli researchers that was published late last month in Drug & Alcohol Review.  The…

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Changes In State Marijuana Laws Associated With Declining Teen Use

(image via CNN) By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The passage of statewide laws regulating the consumption of cannabis by adults and/or qualified patients is not associated with increased rates of teen marijuana use, according to a statistical analysis of results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015…

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Canada: Rising Popularity Of Medical Marijuana Among Veterans Associated With Declining Opioid Use

(image via Canada.com) By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Rising rates of medical cannabis use among Canadian military veterans is associated with a parallel decline in the use of prescription opiates and benzodiazepenes, according to federal data recently provided to The Globe and Mail. According to records provided by Veterans…

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Medical Marijuana Access Associated With Decreased Opioid Use In Chronic Pain Patients

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Chronic pain patients with legal access to medicinal cannabis significantly decrease their use of opioids, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain. Investigators at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor conducted a retrospective survey of 244 chronic pain…

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