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A neurobiologist says medical marijuana could solve the US opioid abuse crisis – Cannabis

Americans are in pain. Over 2.5 million people in the US are addicted to opioids, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports. About 80 die daily from opioid overdoses. It’s gotten so bad that even conservative state legislators want to legalize medical marijuana, arguing it’s a safer, less addictive pain killer.

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Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed – Cannabis News

Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic?

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Evidence shows that marijuana works for pain, the medical reason most people want it, but doctors still have questions – Cannabis News

The most common reason that people seek out medical marijuana is for chronic pain.

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Medical Marijuana Offers Hope for Hospice Patients – Cannabis News

Questions about what cannabis can offer the sickest, most heavily medicated patients, those in hospice care. 

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Clinical trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome begins for cannabis-based chewing gum – Cannabis News

Axim Biotechnologies has initiated a clinical trial of its non-prescription hemp-derived cannabinoid functional chewing gum for the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

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Docs for Cannabis? There's a Group for That – Cannabis News

Physicians organize to seek marijuana regulation, not prohibition.

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Can marijuana treat MS symptoms? It’s hard for researchers to find out – Cannabis News

An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune cells attack a fatty substance called myelin in the nerves.

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Can Cannabis Oil Help Heal Wounds? – Cannabis News

Much more research is needed to know whether medical cannabis oil may have a wound-healing effect.

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New York medical marijuana company to roll out home delivery service in five boroughs – Cannabis News

ALBANY — Home delivery of medical marijuana is coming to the five boroughs.

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Cannabis May Help Treat Tourette Syndrome - Cannabis News

Cannabis could be a safer, more effective alternate treatment option to treat tics and behavioral symptoms of TS, particularly for treatment-refractory TS patients.

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Medical marijuana rolls out in Florida – Cannabis News

Medical marijuana can be just what the doctor orders -- at least some doctors. Beginning Tuesday, Amendment 2 rolls out in Florida.

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4 Promising Cannabis Studies and Research from 2016 – Cannabis News

2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories.

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How to Talk to Your Physician About Medical Cannabis: 10 Points to Guide You – Cannabis News

If you suffer from a chronic medical condition and have not found adequate relief from pain and other symptoms using traditional medicines, you may be thinking about trying medical cannabis (also commonly referred to as medical marijuana) as part of your treatment strategy.

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Pa. aims to start medical marijuana sales in 2018

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that they will begin accepting applications early next year for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries, with a target date of mid-2018 for legal sales to begin in the state.

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Ohio proposes rules for medical marijuana dispensaries – here's what you'll need to get one of the 40 licenses – Cannabis News

Ohio medical marijuana regulators have proposed new rules for how businesses can sell cannabis to patients.

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Arizona: Initiative seeks to expand state's Medical Marijuana Act – Cannabis News

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - An effort to expand Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act is underway, thanks to an initiative filed with the state by the Arizona Marijuana Patient Society.

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Florida Medical Marijuana Sales Could Rival Colorado by 2020 – Cannabis News

Colorado and California may be ground zero for medical marijuana, but Florida could quickly catch up.

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PTSD is added to Minnesota's medical pot program as qualifying condition – Cannabis News

Minnesotans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be able to enroll in the state’s medical marijuana program starting Aug. 1, the state Health Department announced Thursday afternoon.

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Study: Marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction – Cannabis News

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even addictions to alcohol and painkillers.

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For a Mother with Cerebral Palsy, Here’s Why Medical Marijuana Is So Necessary Right Now - Cannabis News

Cerebral palsy is a serious condition. Its effects vary largely between individuals, but usually involve some type of movement dysfunction in the arms, legs, and/or face, and in most cases, causes slurred speech.

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