Medical News

We talked with a couple of families with children who regularly medicate with cannabis, aiming to get a picture at what this lifestyle is like, what kinds of challenges they face, and how cannabis has transformed their lives.

Regular cannabis use has risen more quickly among people with depression, and they’re less likely to perceive it as risky, compared with people who aren’t depressed, a U.S. study suggests.

The results could pave the way to new treatments for anxiety.

There are less opioid prescriptions on average in U.S. states where medical and recreational marijuana are legal, research has revealed.

Patients who live in states where medical marijuana is legal are less likely to use opioids to treat their chronic pain. That's according to a recent study by three Florida International University professors who sought to examine the effect of cannabis laws on opioid use.

“We were interested in bringing pharmacists on because of their knowledge of the pharmacology of marijuana in the body. I'm not saying physicians don't know that, but pharmacists are trained to a deeper level to understand the action of the substance within the body.”

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