Although a majority of Americans support medical cannabis, a small segment of the population still opposes its legalization for fear that it will lead to an increase in adolescent cannabis use; however, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction, that fear may be unfounded.
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New Mexico Lawmakers Press Health Chief to OK Cannabis for Opioid Treatment
New Mexico lawmakers injected a dose of political pressure Monday into an unwavering but so far unsuccessful effort to add opioid use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in New Mexico.
Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana
Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggests this could create public health problems down the road as more users become addicted or otherwise impaired.
Marijuana Use May Not Aid Patients in Opioid Addiction Treatment
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. But new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing found that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.
Opioid Commision Delays Action
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A meeting scheduled by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis for this afternoon has been postponed until July 31, 2017.
Medical Cannabis Advocates Call on Trump Administration to Use all Tools Available to Fight Opiate Crisis
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, June 16th, Governor Chris Christie (NJ) will chair the first meeting of the President’s commision on Drug Addiction and Combating Opioid abuse. Americans for Safe Access has submitted comments to the Commission detailing how medical cannabis can be used as a tool in fighting the opioid epidemic.
Lawsuit Challenges Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Ban
Kentucky’s criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state’s opioid addiction woes.
The New Jersey Cannabusiness Association (NJCBA) Endorses Senator Scutari’s Cannabis Legislation for Adult-Use
TRENTON, N.J., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, fully endorses Senator Nicholas Scutari’s adult-use cannabis legislation.
Poll: 87% of NFL Players Support Medical Marijuana
According to a new poll by SurveyMonkey and BudTrader.com, a medical marijuana marketplace, 87 percent of 152 NFL players support the use of medical marijuana in states where it’s already legal.
Vegas Talk Tackles Solution to the Opioid Epidemic
On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit will talk at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on how investing in medical marijuana research could help tackle the opioid crisis among the nation.
IMPACT Network Brings Together Medical Experts in Opioid Addiction and Cannabis to the Conversation.
DENVER, Sept. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On Wednesday, September 28th from 7PM to 10 PM, Cultivated Synergy will host the Denver-based organization’s 9th cannabis conference in support of cannabis research during Pain Awareness Month.
Medical Marijuana Treating Both Kids, Adults at Tampa Clinic
Tampa’s first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now open for patients across Tampa Bay, offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults.
Medical Cannabis A Viable Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released the Medical Cannabis Access for Pain Treatment: A Viable Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis report to educate legislators and health practitioners on the benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment option for the millions of patients suffering from chronic pain.
Doctor To Reveals Findings Which Offer Potential Solution To The Opioid Crisis
FALMOUTH, Maine, May 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — One of the world’s leading medical cannabis experts, Dr. Dustin Sulak, will on Tuesday May 10th, present a free to attend and view seminar that provides a solution to the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the country.
Maine Considers Treating Opioid Addiction With Medical Marijuana
In Maine, medical marijuana activists are hoping to convince state lawmakers to expand the state’s list of qualifying conditions to include one of the most pressing medical conditions in the United States: opioid addiction.
Will This New Marijuana Study Finally Push the Needle Towards Legalization?
The marijuana movement has witnessed some incredible advances in a relatively short period of time.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries May Save Lives
For years, legislators and law enforcement have been stumped on how to curb abuse; however, according to a new study, the solution may be as simple as legalizing medical marijuana.
Thursday Watch for Actual Warning Signs
Cannabis stocks started the day under selling pressure. However, the negative pressure eased a bit as broader markets lifted higher.
Physical & Psychological Effects of Pot
“Cannabis takes the edge off,” “it helps me sleep,” “there is no hangover,” “it is natural,” “I can drive fine on it, unlike alcohol” and “I can stop using anytime because cannabis is not addictive.” These are some of the most common remarks I hear from clients regarding their cannabis use.