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Tagged With: Opioids

Congressman Earl Blumenauer: Medical Cannabis Is Safer Than Opioids

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaking at a NORML Conference On Wednesday, October 11th, Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) testified before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health on how to deal with the opioid crisis in America. In his testimony, the Congressman makes the case for medical cannabis as a safer alternative … Continue reading »

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Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Opioids, Other Pain Medications

Pain patients report successfully substituting cannabis for opioids and other analgesics, according to data published online in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Kent State University in Ohio assessed survey data from a cohort of 2,897 self-identified medical cannabis patients. Among those who acknowledged having used opioid-based … Continue reading »

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Medical Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids

This Friday, June 16, the Office of National Drug Control Policy will convene 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 … Continue reading »

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Jeff Sessions: Wrong on Opioids and Violence, Considers RICO Lawsuits

Attorney General Jeff SessionsPhoto by Gage Skidmore Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt to discuss a range of issues, including how the Trump administration intends to address marijuana law enforcement in states that are regulating its adult use. During the interview, Hewitt repeatedly encourages Sessions to engage in federal … Continue reading »

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Cognitive Performance, Reduced Use Of Opioids

Medical cannabis administration is associated with improved cognitive performance and lower levels of prescription drug use, according to longitudinal data published online in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators from Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital evaluated the use of medicinal cannabis on patients’ cognitive performance over a three-month period. Participants in the … Continue reading »

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