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Tagged With: Opioid

Trump’s Commission Denies Evidence That Cannabis Can Mitigate Opioid Abuse

Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid use and mortality, the Chairman of the White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today called upon the President to reject any efforts to acknowledge marijuana’s promising role in mitigating opioid abuse and dependency. … Continue reading »

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Study: Colorado’s Adult Use Cannabis Access Law Associated With Reductions In Opioid Deaths

Retail cannabis distribution in Colorado is associated with a reduction in opioid-related mortality, according to data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Public Health. A team of investigators from the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University compared changed in the prevalence of … Continue reading »

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Commission On Opioid Crisis To Trump: Declare Emergency, Ignore Science

Per The New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis asked him Monday to declare a national emergency to deal with the epidemic. The members of the bipartisan panel called the request their “first and most urgent recommendation.” Mr. Trump created the commission in March, appointing Gov. Chris Christie of New … Continue reading »

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First Meeting Of Trump’s Opioid Commission: Will It Be Effective?

Today, the Office of National Drug Control Policy convened it’s first meeting of President Trump’s “Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.” The Commission is tasked with making recommendations for improving the Federal response to opioid misuse and abuse. Best evidence informs us that medical marijuana access is associated with reduced levels of opioid-related … Continue reading »

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Study: Opioid Prevalence Falls Following Medical Cannabis Legalization

The implementation of medical marijuana programs is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of opioids detected among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers at Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis performed a between-state comparison of opioid positivity rates in … Continue reading »

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