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chronic pain

Texas Lawmakers Approve MMJ Expansion. Will the Governor OK It?

The long-limited Texas medical cannabis system is poised to finally open its doors to more patients.

NS Man Evicted for Smoking Medical Cannabis in Smoke-Free Apartment

He's taking his case to the Supreme Court next.

Niagara Senior Arrested for 1,200 Cannabis Plants, Claims Personal Use

A search warrant was issued based on the strong smell of cannabis emanating from his house.

In Michigan, Senior Cancer Patients Fight the Stigma and Find Medical Cannabis

Holly vapes the nausea away. Ron dropped a 10-year Vicodin script. Elizabeth kicked opioids. But it's still not easy for the 55+ set to get medical cannabis.

Science Backs Most Medical Cannabis Treatment, Study Finds

About 85% of patients' reasons for using medical cannabis were supported by substantial or conclusive evidence, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs.

New York Emergency Rule OKs Medical Marijuana as Opioid Alternative

The New York State Health Commissioner allows doctors to recommend medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids, effective immediately.

CBD Is a Schedule I Drug? My Shooting Pain Wonders Why.

At 26 years old, I was far too young to have my body buck under pressure. I wasn’t a long jumper, an Olympic heavy lifter, or a baseball pitcher; I was knitting.

Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions

Georgia law gives Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican in the last year of his final term, 40 days to decide whether to sign or veto legislation, or allow it to become law without his name.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Outraged Over Georgia PTSD Bill

Rep. David Clark, a Republican Army veteran who sponsored the bill, accused Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of "playing politics" and stifling the proposal by calling for another study committee.

Study: Minnesota Patients Say Medical Marijuana Reduces Pain

More than 60% of patients surveyed by the state reported benefits from using marijuana in inhaled or pill forms.

Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier

The appeal comes weeks after a Cook County judge ordered the state to add "intractable pain" to its list of qualifying medical conditions.

Illinois Pain Patients Must Have Medical Marijuana Access, Judge Rules

The decision could open access to medical cannabis to thousands of patients seeking a safer alternative to dangerous opioids.

UNM Study: Medical Marijuana an Alternative for Opioids

Surveys showed a significant proportion of pain patients substituted their opioid prescriptions with cannabis.

At This LA Rehab Center, Cannabis Is an ‘Exit’ Drug

At High Sobriety, an innovative addiction treatment center in Southern California, cannabis isn't just tolerated—it's provided as part of recovery.

Feds to Study Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Opioid Use

The National Institutes of Health is funding a five-year study to see if chronic pain patients do better with MMJ.

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