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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.

Chronic Pain Is Now a Qualifying Condition in New York State. Here’s What That Means for Patients

After months of regulatory review and public comment, New York has officially added chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

New Hampshire House Adds Qualifying Conditions, Backs Decriminalization

The House voted overwhelmingly in support of decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis and expanding access to medical marijuana for people with chronic pain or PTSD.

State of the Leaf: Setback in Michigan, Progress in Vermont, and a Three-Way Race in Montana

Michigan's ballot measure hits a snag, more qualifying conditions come to Vermont, and Israel unveils 2-year study of cannabis patients.

The Shake: Minnesotans Seeing MMJ’s Benefits, and Michigan Falls Short on Signatures

Vermont expands qualifying conditions, Guam eyes decriminalization, Oregon nibbles new edibles, and why are Aussies backpedaling on MMJ?

The Medical Minute: Is Cannabis an Effective Substitute for Opiate Pain Relievers?

Researchers wanted to find out what effect cannabis use combined with prescribed opiate pain relievers had on patients' chronic pain symptoms, and whether they led to harder drug use.

Leafly Partners With Americans for Safe Access on NFL-Focused Chronic Pain Ads

Leafly has partnered with Americans for Safe Access to release a series of NFL-targeted ads promoting medical cannabis as a treatment option for chronic pain.