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Prescribing Cannabis to Treat Opioid Addiction is Irresponsible and Unscientific, Say Experts
Prescribing Cannabis to Treat Opioid Addiction is Irresponsible and Unscientific, Say Experts

New York and Illinois recently revised their medical marijuana laws to allow medical cannabis as a substitute for opioids for chronic pain and addiction. Pennsylvania has also approved cannabis to help wean patients off opioids, and more states are looking at it. The ...

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    The number of new heroin users across the nation in 2017 dropped to less than half those in 2016, says SAMHSA's 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and ...

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    A pair of studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that recent reductions in opioid prescribing could be the result of the recent medical ...

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  • 69 Percent of Marijuana Store Clerks in Colorado Recommend Pot for Morning Sickness

    Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine recently surveyed 400 marijuana dispensaries to find out what advice store clerks might be ...

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    Marijuana addiction isn’t a common topic of conversation among most groups, but according to a significant new study from Pew Research, the problem is ...

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  • Police Need a Standard, Reliable Test for Marijuana DUI

    As the legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, the dangers of driving under its influence (DUI) have become a very real problem. The ...

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  • New Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Boost Recreational Cannabis Use and Increase Use Disorders as Well

    A new study by Columbia University Medical Center in New York City has found that every state that has legalized medical marijuana is experiencing ...

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