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Medicinal cannabis as an opioid abuse treatment

Opioid Addiction Could Be Added To NY Medical Marijuana Program

New measures recently introduced to New York State's House and Senate could result in opioid addiction being a qualifying condition for medical marijuana use. In...
Richard Branson - Medical Cananbis

Richard Branson Backs Medical Marijuana To Battle Opioid Epidemic

A recently released position paper from the Global Commission on Drug Policy has urged for the legalising of medical marijuana as part of a...
Cannabidiol - a solution for addressing opioid abuse?

More Evidence Of CBD’s Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse

University of Mississippi researchers have found more evidence that cannabidiol could be a powerful tool in addressing the scourge of opioid medicine abuse and...
Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Australia’s Pharmaceutical Opioid Overdose Crisis

More Australians have been dying from pharmaceutical opioid overdoses than heroin - a disturbing issue that medical cannabis may be able to help address. A...
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...
Opioid abuse lower in medical cannabis states

Opioid Abuse Lower In Medical Cannabis States

Prescription opioid abuse in the USA has become an epidemic - but the prevalence of abuse appears to be much lower in states where...
Opioid substitute - medical cannabis

Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use : Study

In addition to medical cannabis assisting opioid addicts in withdrawal, new research also indicates it helps reduce prescription opioid consumption. Last year, researchers at Columbia...
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