Marijuana Infused Tea is Effective in Treating Chronic Pain, Study Finds

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PARMA, ITALY — Oral cannabis administration is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Pain Research. Italian researchers conducted a retrospective case series analysis assessing the use of cannabinoids for intractable pain in a cohort of over 600 patients. Study subjects were typically over […]

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Study: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing

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Study: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing | Paul Armentano

African Americans in Virginia are arrested for violating marijuana possession laws at more than three times the rates of whites and this disparity is rising, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from the years 2010 through 2016. They […]

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Study: Cannabis Often Substituted for Prescription Medications

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Study: Cannabis Often Substituted for Prescription Medications | Paul Armentano

Adults often substitute cannabis for the use of prescription medications, according to data published in the Journal of Pain Research. Investigators from the Bastyr University Research Institute assessed the frequency of drug substitution among a self-selected national sample of 2,774 self-identified marijuana consumers. Just under half of respondents (46 percent) reported using cannabis in place […]

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National Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $1 Billion, Study Finds

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ATHENS, GA — Patients use fewer prescription drugs in states where access to medical cannabis is legally regulated, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the association between medical cannabis regulations and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries between the years 2007 and […]

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Patients With Access to Medical Marijuana Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Study Finds

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Patients With Access to Medical Marijuana Reduce Their Use of Opioids, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Patients registered to use medical cannabis decrease their use of opioids, according to data compiled by researchers at the University of New Mexico. Investigators assessed the use of prescription opioids over an 18-month period among patients enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program compared to similar patients who were not. They reported […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Use of Opioids

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VICTORIA, BC — Patients with legal access to medical cannabis reduce their use of opioids, benzodiazepines, and other prescription drugs, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Researchers at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription […]

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New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Study Commission Proposed

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New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Study Commission Proposed | Scott Gacek

CONCORD, NH — A bi-partisan group of lawmakers in New Hampshire has filed a bill that would create a commission to study the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana in the Granite State. House Bill 215 is sponsored in the House by Reps. Robert Cushing (D) and John O’Connor (R), and in the Senate by Sens. Dan […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Fewer Traffic Fatalities | Paul Armentano

The passage of medical marijuana legalization is associated with reduced traffic fatalities among younger drivers, according to data published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis analyzed traffic fatality data from the years 1985 to 2014. They […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans | Paul Armentano

The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis programs is associated with greater participation in the workforce by adults age 50 and older, according to the findings of a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. Researchers at the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore and Temple University in […]

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Study: Opioid Prevalence Falls Following Medical Cannabis Legalization

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The implementation of medical marijuana programs is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of opioids detected among fatally injured drivers, according to data published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers at Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis performed a between-state comparison of opioid positivity rates in […]

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