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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.

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.

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