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NFL Roundtable Discusses Cannabis and Opioids

“Sitting together with the group of guys that spanned four decades of football and talking was therapeutic,” said Marvin Washington, a former NFL defensive end.

Podcast: The Roll-Up #3: Dr. Oz and Fox & Friends

Leafly's news editors chew over the week's top stories: Doc Oz, drugged driving, $10 Toronto grams, and Las Vegas lounges.

Dr. Oz Defends Medical Cannabis on ‘Fox & Friends’

Dr. Oz stopped by 'Fox & Friends' to give the hosts a little lesson on how cannabis can be used to combat the opioid crisis.

The Haymaker: On OD Awareness Day, Consider a ‘Cannabis Exit’

Kicking pills with cannabis? A once-radical idea goes legit as more and more patients reclaim their lives.

Cannabis as an Opioid Exit: 5 Real-Life Stories

Cannabis isn't a magical cure. But it helped these former opioid addicts kick the pills, get healthy and reclaim their lives.

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.

License Allows Australian Medical Cannabis Company to Vertically Integrate

AusCann got one step closer to completing the sought-after farm-to-pharma model this week when it was granted a manufacturing license by the Office of Drug Control.

What Does It Mean to Declare the Opioid Epidemic a ‘National Emergency’?

The opioid crisis is raging and plans to declare it a national emergency are in the works. What does a formal declaration of a national emergency entail?

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.

In White House’s Quest to End Opioid Crisis, Where’s Cannabis?

Cannabis has been conspicuously absent from the White House’s discussion of the opioid crisis despite growing evidence it that the plant could help reduce overdoses.

The Biology of Cannabis vs. Opioids for Pain Relief

To fight the opioid epidemic, there needs to be a substitute that is more safe, effective, and accessible. How exactly does cannabis work to block pain?

Trump Commission Calls for ‘State of Emergency’ Over Opioids

The group, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, did not mention cannabis in its report.

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Consider Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

Two US senators have submitted several suggested reforms to the White House, including the use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Vast Majority of Pain Patients Prefer Cannabis to Opioids, Study Finds

A new survey found that nearly all respondents said they could reduce their opioid consumption after adding cannabis to their treatment regimen.

How Many Prescriptions Are Replaced by Cannabis? Canada Study Explores an Answer

Find recent survey data from patients enrolled in Canada’s MMPR program to see how many replaced their prescription drugs with medical cannabis.

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