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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.

NFL Commish Stays Willfully Blind on Medical Cannabis Policy

It appears the NFL would rather continue giving its players addicting and deadly pain killers like Toradol, rather than letting them try medical cannabis.

Conservatives Bolster South Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill

Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation.

Sessions Calls Cole Memo ‘Valid,’ Says Fed Resources Are Limited

Jeff Sessions might hate cannabis, but he sure seems to like talking about it.

Feds Still Jail More People for Cannabis Than Heroin

But there's a silver lining: The number of people sentenced for federal cannabis-related crimes has dropped for the fifth year in a row.

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.

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