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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.

MA Speaker: Use Cannabis Taxes to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

A Democratic lawmaker who opposed legalization now wants to use tax revenue from legal cannabis sales to help fund the state's opioid crisis.

Emails Indicate NFL Pushed Painkillers While Prohibiting Cannabis

Emails brought to light last week by a class-action lawsuit revealed that officials with the Atlanta Falcons, who play the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl LI, were alarmed by the team’s prescription medication use as early as 2010.

America’s Opioid Crisis: Can High-CBD Cannabis Combat Pain and Reduce Addiction Rates?

Hear one veteran's story, and learn about how high CBD cannabis can help alleviate opioid addiction and help turn around the ongoing epidemic.

Why Did Fentanyl Maker Insys Give $500K to Defeat Legalization?

When cannabis is legalized, opioid use declines. The legalization movement represents a threat to the expansion of the market for opioid painkillers.

Is Cannabis Better for Chronic Pain Than Opioids?

Learn about the growing research on using cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and how it can possibly help alleviate dependency on opioid drugs.