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How to Use Cannabis to Reduce Opioid Dependence

Dr. Sulak discusses the potential of cannabis to reduce dependence on opioids in this guide. Learn more about how to introduce cannabis to your treatment plan.

Illinois House Considers Cannabis to Fight Opioids

The Senate's approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.

Two New Studies Find Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions

The JAMA studies found that cannabis legalization correlated with drops of 6% to 14% in opioid prescriptions.

How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Research shows that cannabis may enhance the effects of opioids to relieve pain. Read more about how cannabinoid receptors, like CB1, are important to the effects of opioids.

Trump ‘Often Jokes About Killing Drug Dealers’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From promising HIV proclamations to the mouth-droppings of Louis Farrakhan, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

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.

New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access

Opioid use disorder (OUD) kills 500 residents every year. But New Mexico's health secretary refuses to add it as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

Medical cannabis research saw major wins in 2017. Learn more about what research showed in regards to cannabis' promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

UNM Study: Medical Marijuana an Alternative for Opioids

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

New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition

A new petition could add opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in New Mexico, but will the Health Secretary allow it?

Insys Founder Arrested, Charged With Racketeering

The Phoenix company manufactures fentanyl and contributed heavily to defeat Arizona's adult-use legalization measure last year.

Trump Declares Opioid Health Emergency; Sessions Blames Cannabis

Administration officials made clear that the declaration, which lasts for 90 days, comes with no dedicated money.

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.

Blumenauer Calls for Cannabis Research to Combat Opioid Crisis

Rep. Earl Blumenauer took the floor during a Committee hearing to make an impassioned plea for medical cannabis research.

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