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New Mexico Lawmakers Press Health Chief to OK Cannabis for Opioid Treatment

New Mexico Lawmakers Press Health Chief to OK Cannabis for Opioid Treatment

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.

Improving Medical Cannabis Programs Will Combat Opioid Crisis and Medical Cannabis Advocates

Improving Medical Cannabis Programs Will Combat Opioid Crisis

Today, Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” The blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Corix Looks to Standardize CBD for Athletes

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces publication of an article covering Corix Biosciences Inc. (OTCQX: CXBS) and its focus on standardized tissue culture propagation of cannabidiol, hemp, and cannabis genetics.

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Aclara Research Continues to Lead the Cannabis Industry with Release of Latest Study

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, today released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage.

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Grosso Proposes Bills to Deal with Opioid Crisis, Improve Public Health as Council Returns from Summer Recess

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced two bills to address the opioid crisis in the District of Columbia.

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Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: As Prohibitionists Spread False Accusations, Hard Data Prove Legal Cannabis is Safe and Has Overwhelming Acceptance While Strengthening the Economy Through Job Growth and Tax Revenues

DENVER, Sept. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement in response to a recent report by anti-legalization organ SAM that attempts to claim that states that provide legal cannabis have failed to comply with the Cole Memo.

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International Laboratory Certification Program Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Across the nation, opioid-related deaths and fatalities are decreasing in states that have medical cannabis programs, but the benefits are limited due to a lack of accurately labeled and tested cannabis products.

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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.

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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.

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Decision Pending on Adding Opioid Use Disorder for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M., April 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Friday, April 7, New Mexico could become the first state in the nation to specifically list opioid use disorder as medical condition that qualifies for access to the state medical marijuana program.

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Bill that Would Add Opioid Use Disorder to List of Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico Heads to Governor’s Desk

SANTA FE, N.M., March 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Late Friday night, the New Mexico State Senate approved a bill that would make changes to New Mexico’s medical marijuana law.

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Elected Officials, Clinicians, Patients, and Advocates Demand Medical Cannabis Access for New Mexicans Struggling with Opioids

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today pain specialists, people recovering from addiction, community members, and drug policy reformers joined together to call for the inclusion of medical cannabis in New Mexico’s response to heroin and opioids.

Vegas Talk Tackles Solution to Opioid Epidemic

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.

Defendant in Opioid Kickback Case Claims Right to Smoke Pot

Defendant in Opioid Kickback Case Claims Right to Smoke Pot

A U.S. ex-pharmaceutical sales representative accused of paying kickbacks to induce doctors to write prescriptions for an opioid drug is asserting he has a constitutional right to continue smoking marijuana so he can remain clear-headed for his defense. “It is a very creative defense,” said Keith Stroup, the legal counsel and founder of NORML, a

Impact Network and IMPACT Network Hosts First Colorado Conference on Cancer and Cannabis

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.

Report: West Virginia Could Generate Millions With Marijuana Legalization

Report: West Virginia Could Generate Millions With Legal Marijuana

On Aug. 18, 2016, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy announced that it had released a report that examines how marijuana legalization could affect the state’s budget, prison system and chronically ill.

What Would Modernizing West Virginia’s Marijuana Laws Mean?

CHARLESTON, W.VA., Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Legislation has been introduced in West Virginia for years to either legalize medical marijuana or reduce the criminal penalties for marijuana possession. What would it mean to the state if it were to modernize its marijuana laws?

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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.

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Marijuana Research to Tackle Opioid Crisis

At a U.S. Senate Aging Committee hearing entitled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors – Issues and Emerging Trends,” on Feb. 24, 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, discussed how investing in medical marijuana research could help tackle the opioid crisis among senior citizens.

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Legal Cannabis Means Fewer Opioid Deaths

It has been 15 years since the advent of medical marijuana in the United States. A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine sought to determine the effect the availability of legal medical marijuana has on the rate of opioid overdoses in states where patients have access to medical marijuana.


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