Legalization Of Cannabis May Dramatically Cut Opioid Abuse Rates - Cannabis News

The suggestion is that rather than using powerful painkillers, people are instead turning to legal pot.

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Weed for Warriors Helps Connect Veterans with Medical Marijuana – Cannabis News

The program offers veterans an alternative to addictive pharmaceutical drugs.

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Could pot help solve the U.S. opioid epidemic? – Cannabis News

Some clinical studies suggest that the plant may have medical value, especially for difficult-to-treat pain conditions.

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After wife pleads guilty to charge, Utah Gov. hopeful pushes for medical pot – Cannabis News

SALT LAKE CITY -- Hours after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges connected with two pounds of the drug found at their house, Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor pushed Tuesday for the legalization of medical marijuana.

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After wife pleads guilty to charge, Utah Gov. hopeful pushes for medical pot – Cannabis News

SALT LAKE CITY -- Hours after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges connected with two pounds of the drug found at their house, Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor pushed Tuesday for the legalization of medical marijuana.

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Man with Parkinson's Disease films effects of cannabis on tremors – Cannabis News

A man living with Parkinson's Disease has released a YouTube video demonstrating the relief he gets from using cannabis.

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New Study Suggests State Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Lower Prescription Overdose Deaths – Marijuana News

In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions, the annual number of deaths from prescription drug overdose is 25 percent lower than in states where medical marijuana remains illegal, new research suggests.

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CDC guidelines urge doctors to stop marijuana drug testing – Marijuana News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest set of guidelines for opioid-prescribing doctors discourages drug testing patients for THC — the psychoactive compound found in marijuana.

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Marijuana-Based Drug Found to Reduce Epileptic Seizures – Marijuana News

An experimental drug derived from marijuana has succeeded in reducing epileptic seizures in its first major clinical trial, the product’s developer announced Monday, a finding that could lend credence to the medical marijuana movement.

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