Tag: Opioid Epidemic

New Mexico Opioid Crisis Can Be Helped By Marijuana Says Lawmakers

As the New Mexico opioid crisis continues to people every day, New Mexico lawmakers are attempting to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. Currently, opioid addiction is not included as a treatable condition in the state’s medical cannabis program. But at least one expert says it should be. Supporters gathered Monday in […]

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Study Says Marijuana Decreases Opioid Use

Marijuana Decreases Opioid Use, Study Says suggesting cannabis could be a key in fighting the opioid epidemic that’s killing people. Decreasing by Thousands across the country, another has found that MMJ enrollees decrease opioid usage. The study, which came out of University of Mexico, followed 37 habitual, opioid-using, chronic pain suffering patients who chose to […]

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Feds Give Funding To Research For Medical Cannabis as Opioid Alternative Research

For the first time ever, the feds have put something forward for investigating the claims that medical marijuana may be an alternative to opioids, and therefore a valuable tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. With thousands dying from opioids–The New York Times estimated that over 60,000 died from opioid-related overdoses last year alone–something […]

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Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use CBD Stop Taking Traditional Meds

In a recent survey, 42 percent of people taking CBD said that they had stopped taking traditional medications, including pain-killers and stronger prescription pain killers after successfully transitioning to CBD. This is hopeful news in an era seeing an epidemic in opioid overdoses, the addiction to which often begins with prescription opioids. “We are seeing […]

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Opiates Are The Drug Epidemic AG Sessions Should Be Concerned About, Not Cannabis

In a letter to Congress asking them to remove barriers to the Department of Justice’s ability to prosecute federal cannabis laws in states that have legalized recreational and even medical marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated, “I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, […]

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