Tags : opioid crisis

Two More Studies Show Patients Are Replacing Prescription Painkillers With Marijuana

Two new studies out this month offer additional evidence that chronic pain patients are skipping addictive pharmaceuticals and using marijuana instead to help them find relief. The findings are just the latest in an ever-growing body of research revealing cannabis’s potential to help address the country’s opioid crisis. The first study, published in the International Journal of Drug […]Read More

Two Presidential Candidates Voice Support For Drug Decriminalization At Democratic Debate

Two Democratic presidential candidates said they support decriminalizing opioids in order to combat the country’s drug epidemic on Tuesday, marking the first time the issue of removing criminal penalties for possession of illicit substances beyond marijuana has been seriously discussed on a presidential debate stage. During the 2020 primary debate in Westerville, Ohio, entrepreneur Andrew […]Read More

Feds Award $3 Million In Grants To Study Marijuana Ingredients As Alternatives To Opioids

The federal government has awarded $3 million in grants for research into the therapeutic benefits of ingredients in marijuana other than THC, emphasizing their potential as alternatives to prescription opioids. In a notice published on Thursday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explained why the studies were necessary and listed grant recipients and the subjects […]Read More

New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Losing Benefits Over Marijuana

Military veterans in legalized states would be shielded from losing their federal benefits for marijuana use under a bipartisan bill that was filed in Congress on Wednesday. The legislation would also allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical cannabis to their patients. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) introduced the bill, which seeks […]Read More

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