Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Rates of Opioid Use Among Pain Patients With HIV

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Rates of Opioid Use Among Pain Patients With HIV | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — HIV patients suffering from chronic pain are far less likely to use prescription opioid drugs if they consume cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Substance Use & Misuse. A team of investigators from the City University of New York School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine […]

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Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis

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Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — On December 8, 2017, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) quietly updated their policy in regards to VA doctors having discussions with veterans about medical cannabis, and clarified VA policy regarding access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinical programs for veterans participating in state approved medical cannabis programs. VHA Directive 2017-1315 replaces an […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients

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EAST LANSING, MI — Cannabis use is associated with reduced neuro-inflammation in HIV patients – a result that likely reduces cognitive declines typically associated with the disease, according to clinical data published ahead of print in the journal AIDS. Investigators at Michigan State University evaluated the relationship between cannabis use and chronic brain inflammation in patients with HIV. Investigators […]

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Cancer Treatment Providers Accepting of Medical Cannabis Use in Children

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Cancer Treatment Providers Accepting of Medical Cannabis Use in Children | NORML

NEW HAVEN, CT — Health professionals who specialize in the treatment of pediatric cancer overwhelmingly support medical cannabis as a therapeutic option, according to survey data published in the journal Pediatrics. A team of investigators surveyed the positions of 288 pediatric oncology providers in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington. Ninety-two percent of respondents reported their “willingness to help children with cancer […]

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Peru Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Regulate Medical Cannabis Oils

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Peru Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Regulate Medical Cannabis Oils | NORML

LIMA, PERU — Lawmakers have approved legislation to oversee the production and regulation of certain cannabis-derived oil products. Passage of the measure comes months after lawmakers had depenalized activities specific to the medical use of cannabis for “serious and terminal diseases.” Regulators have 60 days to iron out the details of the new program. Other South American […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease

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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease | Paul Armentano

Adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than are those who have not used the substance, according to data published online in the journal PLoS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 […]

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Roger Stone Yanked as Cannabis Conference Keynoter

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Roger Stone Yanked as Cannabis Conference Keynoter | Phillip Smith

Long-time Republican political trickster and Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone’s gig as the keynote speaker at Los Angeles and Boston marijuana expos has been canceled after news of his participation roiled the cannabis community. The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) had selected the white-haired provocatuer to address the two pot business conferences after […]

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Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease

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Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Investigators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the […]

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Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

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TORONTO, ON —  The administration of whole-plant topical cannabis extracts is associated with reduced pain and opioid use in patients suffering from leg and ankle ulcers due to Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG), according to a series of case reports published online ahead of print in the Journal of Pain Symptom Management. Researchers from the University of Toronto evaluated the […]

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Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market

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Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market | NORML

SANTA MONICA, CA — Herbal cannabis is far more popular among consumers than are plant-derived edibles or extracts, according to an analysis of retail sales data in Washington state. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica reviewed data from over 36 million separate retail cannabis transactions in Washington. Sales occurred […]

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