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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.

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.

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