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Canadian University Appoints Cannabis Science Professor to Fight Overdose Crisis

Clinical trials will explore the potential of cannabis in addressing British Columbia's overdose crisis.

Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.

Legalizing Cannabis Can Help Rural Americans. Here’s How

Legal cannabis brings economic growth and a marked decrease in mental health symptoms. Here's why rural America should follow the legalization train.

How to Use Cannabis to Reduce Opioid Dependence

Dr. Sulak discusses the potential of cannabis to reduce dependence on opioids in this guide. Learn more about how to introduce cannabis to your treatment plan.

Illinois House Considers Cannabis to Fight Opioids

The Senate's approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.

Two New Studies Find Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions

The JAMA studies found that cannabis legalization correlated with drops of 6% to 14% in opioid prescriptions.

How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Research shows that cannabis may enhance the effects of opioids to relieve pain. Read more about how cannabinoid receptors, like CB1, are important to the effects of opioids.

Trump ‘Often Jokes About Killing Drug Dealers’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From promising HIV proclamations to the mouth-droppings of Louis Farrakhan, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

Study: Minnesota Patients Say Medical Marijuana Reduces Pain

More than 60% of patients surveyed by the state reported benefits from using marijuana in inhaled or pill forms.

New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access

Opioid use disorder (OUD) kills 500 residents every year. But New Mexico's health secretary refuses to add it as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

Medical cannabis research saw major wins in 2017. Learn more about what research showed in regards to cannabis' promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’

His commission ignored evidence, rejected cannabis, stiffed the budget, and dumped the problem on Kellyanne Conway. Aside from that: Best response ever!

UNM Study: Medical Marijuana an Alternative for Opioids

Surveys showed a significant proportion of pain patients substituted their opioid prescriptions with cannabis.

New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition

A new petition could add opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in New Mexico, but will the Health Secretary allow it?

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