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Medical cannabis and opioid use reduction

(Another) Study – Medical Cannabis And Prescription Opioids

A study observing the impact of medical cannabis on prescribed opioid usage in chronic pain patients has revealed interesting results. The US opioid epidemic claimed 47,600...
Medical cannabis and opioid overdose deaths

Study Claims Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

The view that medical cannabis can help address some of the impacts of opioid abuse, specifically overdose deaths, has been challenged. We've reported on the...
Cannabis as opioid medication replacement in Illinois

Medicinal Cannabis Can Now Replace Opioid Medications In Illinois

Illinois has again demonstrated its changing attitudes to cannabis, with Governor Bruce Rauner signing the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018 yesterday. While Gov. Rauner...
Opioid prescriptions and medical cannabis

The Effect Of Medical Cannabis On Opioid Prescriptions

Yet another study has confirmed the dampening effect cannabis has had on opioid prescription medication use - but not all types it seems. University of...
Medical cannabis in Illinois

Illinois Bill Seeks To Head Off Opioid Addiction With Cannabis

A bill seeking to allow patients to use medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid treatment passed the Illinois House and Senate last week. Senate...
Medicinal cannabis and opioids

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Crucial In Opioid Death Reduction

It appears just legalising medical cannabis isn't enough to help deal with the opioid abuse crisis - dispensaries also play an important role. A recent...
Medicinal marijuana vs. opioids

Another Study Indicates A Cannabis Solution To The Opioid Epidemic

A new study examining those using cannabis as a substitute for opioid-based pain medication indicates medical cannabis comes out on top; providing relief with...
Cannabis vs. opioids

Pain Patients Choosing Cannabis Over Opioids

New research indicates many chronic pain sufferers and those taking medications for treating mental health issues would rather medicate with cannabis instead of their...
Medical marijuana and opioid abuse

Medical Cannabis Again Linked To Opioid Use Reduction

A new study has found fewer drivers killed in car crashes tested positive for opioids in U.S states with medical marijuana laws. Conducted at Columbia...
Cannabis Opiate Harm Reduction Study

Study: Cannabis In Opioid Harm Reduction

The largest harm reduction study ever undertaken involving opioids and cannabis will soon get under way in Canada. Canada's National Access Cannabis will be collaborating...
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