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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.

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.

U.N. Report: Worldwide Cannabis Consumption, Perception on the Rise

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illegal substance across the globe, with an estimated 183 million people having used marijuana during 2014.

Titans’ Derrick Morgan Voices Support for MMJ in the NFL

Players like Morgan are becoming more aware of the negative health effects that accompany professional football, such as chronic traumatic brain injury.

State of the Leaf: Setback in Michigan, Progress in Vermont, and a Three-Way Race in Montana

Michigan's ballot measure hits a snag, more qualifying conditions come to Vermont, and Israel unveils 2-year study of cannabis patients.

Jane West: Cannabis, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Over the past several decades, we have increasingly pursued happiness in pill bottles. The prescription is clearly not working.