Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Access Leads to Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to just-published data in the journal Addiction. Investigators with the University of California at San Diego assessed the relationship between medical cannabis legalization and opioid use among Medicaid enrollees over a period of 21 years (1993 to 2014). […]

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to […]

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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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Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending

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Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending | Paul Armentano

The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis laws is associated with a quantifiable decline in the use of traditional prescription drugs, according to data published in the July edition of the scientific journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns in 17 states […]

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