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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Survey: Majority of NFL players say medicinal marijuana would reduce use of chemical painkillers – Cannabis News

A majority of NFL players feel that use of chemical painkillers would be reduced if the league allowed a therapeutic use exemption for marijuana use.

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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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Inside NFL's Backwards Marijuana Policy – Cannabis News

The NFL continues an authoritarian stance on marijuana use while team doctors still dole out powerful and addictive painkillers.

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Does access to medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths? – Cannabis News

In the United States, 25 states have legalized medical marijuana, including 19 that let patients with a prescription buy pot from dispensaries. Proponents argue that expanding the availability of medical marijuana reduces opioid abuse and overdose deaths because it gives people an alternative for pain relief.

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Pain patients are flooding into Minnesota's medical marijuana program – Cannabis News

The state's tightly controlled program has seen high costs and low enrollment. Pain patients might turn the tide.

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Pain patients are flooding into Minnesota's medical marijuana program – Cannabis News

The state's tightly controlled program has seen high costs and low enrollment. Pain patients might turn the tide.

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Veterans for medical marijuana – Cannabis News

Firefighter and former Marine hopes to convince lawmakers to legalize medicinal use in Indiana.

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Veterans for medical marijuana – Cannabis News

Firefighter and former Marine hopes to convince lawmakers to legalize medicinal use in Indiana.

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Hoosier veteran says it’s time Indiana legalizes medical marijuana, citing VA prescribing practices – Cannabis News

Members of Congress have taken note as well, questioning whether medical marijuana could be a solution to an over-prescribing crisis involving veterans nationwide.

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Hoosier veteran says it’s time Indiana legalizes medical marijuana, citing VA prescribing practices – Cannabis News

Members of Congress have taken note as well, questioning whether medical marijuana could be a solution to an over-prescribing crisis involving veterans nationwide.

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Former NFL players appeal to league to embrace marijuana use – Cannabis News

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces increasing demands to embrace cannabis as a solution to two crises that threaten to derail the $13 billion-a-year league: painkiller abuse and concussions.

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Legal Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions – Cannabis News

States that implemented medical marijuana laws experienced an especially notable drop in painkiller prescriptions.

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War Vet Fights For Pot Over Addictive Pain Pills – Cannabis News

It was his experience with medical cannabis that got Stephen Mandile up in arms about providing better for Massachusetts veterans.

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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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