Medical Marijuana News Update: Marijuana is Said to Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia

Researchers are now pushing the benefits of medical marijuana as the leading cure for fibromyalgia relief.

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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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Medical marijuana not an option for veterans in New York – Marijuana News

Medical marijuana is legal in New York, but veterans’ doctors are still forbidden from recommending it.

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Can pot help with the opioid crisis? This U.S. senator wants to know more - Marijuana News

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the CDC to look into marijuana as a possible antidote to painkiller deaths.

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Can pot help with the opioid crisis? This U.S. senator wants to know more - Marijuana News

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the CDC to look into marijuana as a possible antidote to painkiller deaths.

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Football Veteran Ricky Williams Comments on Marijuana Use as Pain Solution for NFL Players – Marijuana News

Ricky Williams doesn't shy away from his support for marijuana. He used the drug as a means of recovery from the pounding he took over his 10-year NFL career, which included two seasons (2002 and 2003) leading the league in rush attempts with a combined 775 carries.

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Players Say Half of NFL Using Medical Marijuana – Marijuana News

With the countdown underway for Super Bowl 50, there’s a renewed focus on the NFL’s high rate of injuries and concussions, and whether the league should be open to players using medical marijuana to treat their pain.

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Ex-Bear Jim McMahon: Medical marijuana got me off narcotic pain pills – Marijuana News

Former Super Bowl champion and Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon says an unfairly demonized drug helped him recover from the pain of his football career: medical marijuana.

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New Hampshire seeks to add PTSD to list of medical marijuana ills – Marijuana News

Medical pot has had a slow start in NH, but dispensaries could open soon as painkiller epidemic pressures mount.

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New Hampshire seeks to add PTSD to list of medical marijuana ills – Marijuana News

Medical pot has had a slow start in NH, but dispensaries could open soon as painkiller epidemic pressures mount.

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Yes, pot is stronger today, but not for the reasons you think – Marijuana News

Taboos about drugs are lying shattered across the U.S., like broken debris after a party. But even as some states have begun to decriminalize or legalize marijuana, there is an argument that is making some Americans hesitate.

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Utah Mom With Rare, Painful Disease Advocates Marijuana Legalization: 'Any Politician Who Has a Heart Should Get Behind this Effort' – Marijuana News

The Stanger Family. Image courtesy Mike and Enedina Stanger via People.com

Enedina Stanger and her husband recently moved with their girls to Colorado, where marijuana is legal, rather than risk possible arrest and losing custody of their children.

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Minnesota adds pain to medical marijuana use – Marijuana News

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ST. PAUL -- Severe pain soon will be a reason Minnesotans may use medical marijuana, something supporters say will reduce the need for powerful and often-dangerous prescription medicines.

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Minnesota adds pain to medical marijuana use – Marijuana News

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ST. PAUL -- Severe pain soon will be a reason Minnesotans may use medical marijuana, something supporters say will reduce the need for powerful and often-dangerous prescription medicines.

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Weed for Warriors pushes marijuana therapy for veterans at Phoenix Cannabis Expo

Veteran Jose Martinez, who lost three limbs in Afghanistan, found relief to his pain with medical marijuana. Image: Shanna Hogan, Phoenix New Times
 
As part of its work, the group collects donations of cannabis and makes it accessible to veterans who cannot afford it. 
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New Study Says Cannabis for Chronic Pain is Reasonably Safe

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Patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who did not use cannabis, according to a new study.
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Is it time to legalize marijuana in sports?

Kyle Turley played in the NFL for a decade, with stints in New Orleans, St. Louis and Kansas City. Over the years he has struggled with headaches, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lights sensitivity -- much of which he believes might stem from the head trauma he suffered during his NFL career. Using marijuana in privacy of his home, Turley says, has helped with all his issues, especially light sensitivity, anxiety and nixing suicidal thoughts. Image: Nelvin C. Cepeda
 
There’s a growing segment of athletes who believe the health benefits to be gained from marijuana outweigh the risks – especially when compared to the opioids they’ve long been prescribed.
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More retirees flock to U.S. states for legal pot

Bob Leeds, co-owner of Sea of Green Farms, shows some of the marijuana he produces during a tour of his growing operation in Seattle, Washington June 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jason Redmond)
 
A growing number of retirees are factoring in the legalization of pot when choosing where to spend their golden years.
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How medical marijuana could literally save lives

 Bear Westerlind, an employee at the medical marijuana dispensary Kaya Shack, displays different types of marijuana flowers sold at the shop in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)
 
A new study looks at the potential, positive impact of medical marijuana as a treatment for chronic pain.
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