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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.

How Cannabis Could Turn the Opioid Epidemic Around

Learn about how high CBD cannabis can help alleviate opioid addiction and help turn around the ongoing epidemic, and hear one veteran’s story.

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.

For Ex-NFL Punter Chris Kluwe, Cannabis Was the Safer Choice

For NFL rookies, this week marks the beginning of a never-ending series of choices about how to alleviate pain.

NFL Lineman Eugene Monroe Won’t Take Opioids, Not Allowed Medical Cannabis. So He’s Retiring at 29.

Monroe’s retirement leaves Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan as the only current NFL player publicly urging the league to lift the ban on the use of medical cannabis.

State of the Leaf: With Legalization on Horizon, California Turns to Water Restrictions

Cannabis advocates and opponents are waging campaign battles across the country, Hawaii allows nurses to recommend MMJ, and Maine tables cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction.

Maine Rejects Petition to OK Medical Cannabis as Opioid Addiction Treatment

The state Department of Health and Human Services says there aren't yet human test studies published that support such treatment.

Prescription Drug Use Falls in Medical Cannabis States

New study shows medical marijuana is a powerful tool in America's fight against an opioid crisis.

Ex-NFL QB Jake Plummer Rips Jerry Jones Over CTE and Cannabis

Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer, who played for the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Denver Broncos, opened up this week about the NFL’s drug problem.