Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

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Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use | NORML

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Patients who consume plant-derived cannabis extracts in the form of an oral lozenge report reductions in chronic pain and opioid use, according to clinical data published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Investigators from the United States, the Netherlands, and Spain assessed the safety and efficacy of the Trokie brand lozenge in a cohort […]

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Again Refuses to Add Opioid Use Disorder to Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

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New Mexico Secretary of Health Again Refuses to Add Opioid Use Disorder to Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions | Drug Policy Alliance

SANTA FE, NM — On Friday, September 7th, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Secretary Lynn Gallagher would not allow people suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) to qualify for medical cannabis in New Mexico. This is the second time the Medical Advisory Board’s (MAB) recommendation to add opioid use disorder was denied; […]

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Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms

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Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms | NORML

LONDON — Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available literature fails to support […]

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Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets

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Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets | NORML

Consumers generally believe that cannabis sold in legal markets is “superior” to that available on the black market, and are willing to pay a premium for it, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Canada and the United States assessed adults’ opinions with regard to the impact of cannabis pricing on […]

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Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising

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Percentage of Adults Consuming Cannabis Rising | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Approximately one in seven US adults acknowledge having consumed cannabis within the past year, according to data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A team of investigators from the University of California and Columbia University in New York assessed cannabis use patterns in a nationally representative sample of 16,280 US adults. Overall, 14.6 […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Males with a history of cannabis use are far less likely than non-users to suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to data published in the journal Urology. Investigators with the University of Chicago assessed the relationship between cannabis use and LUTS in a nationally representative sample of men between the ages of 20 and 59. […]

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Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA

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Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA | NORML

KANPUR, INDIA — Ethanol-based tinctures containing crushed cannabis leaves provide anti-bacterial effects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to data published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. Strains of the MRSA bacterium are often resistant to antibiotic treatment and can be associated with life-threatening infections, such as septic shock and severe pneumonia. A team of researchers from India […]

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Israeli Pain Specialists Endorse Cannabis Therapy, Survey Finds

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Israeli Pain Specialists Endorse Cannabis Therapy, Survey Finds | NORML

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Most Israeli pain specialists with an opinion on the issue believe that cannabis is a safe and effective analgesic agent, according to survey data published in the Journal of Pain Research. Investigators surveyed the opinions of over half of all practicing pain clinicians in Israel. The Israeli government has regulated the […]

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Study: History of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

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AURORA, CO — Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or […]

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Study: Patients Report Herbal Cannabis Provides Insomnia Relief

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Study: Patients Report Herbal Cannabis Provides Insomnia Relief | Paul Armentano

The use of herbal cannabis is associated with reductions in self-perceived insomnia severity, according to data published in the online, open-access journal Medicines. University of New Mexico researchers assessed the influence of marijuana use on self-perceived insomnia severity levels in 409 subjects. Study participants recorded real-time ratings of their symptom severity on a zero to 10-point scale using […]

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