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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.

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.

NFL Players Union to Propose Easing Penalties for Cannabis

The NFL Players Association is putting together a proposal to adopt a “less punitive” approach to cannabis, but details are still fuzzy.

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.

Illinois Gov. Rauner Ignores MMJ Pleas, So Local Judge Takes Charge

When Gov. Rauner refused to add any new qualifying conditions, Cook County Judge Neil Cohen stepped in and ordered the changes.

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.

State of the Leaf: Will Anti-Cannabis Chris Christie OK Medical Marijuana for PTSD?

Illinois expands qualifying conditions and hits new sales record, New Mexico still fumbling with patient delays, and and a Japanese MMJ advocate dies while awaiting trial.

Minnesota Opens Sales of Medical Marijuana for Pain

Expanding the list of qualifying conditions to include intractable pain marks a critical juncture in the year-old program, which is among the most restrictive in the country.

Cannabis for Chronic Pain Relief During Sex: An In-Depth Look

Learn from Robin Wilson-Beattie and Alex Morgan, two sexuality educators living with chronic pain, about their experiences using cannabis during sex.

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.

Can Cannabis Treat Fibromyalgia Better Than Prescription Drugs?

Learn more about fibromyalgia, and discover some of the research on the effectiveness of using cannabis for treating associated pain vs prescription drugs.

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.

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.

How Can Cannabis Help People with Sickle Cell Anemia?

Sickle cell anemia is a blood disease that affects approximately 100,000 Americans. It can cause bouts of “sickle pain” that may be abated with medical marijuana.

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