Study: CBD May “Significantly Reduce Opioid Use and Improve Chronic Pain and Sleep Quality

CBD could “significantly reduce opioid use and improve chronic pain and sleep quality among patients who are currently using opioids for pain management”, according to a new study.

The study, titled Evaluations of effects of CBD hemp extract on opioid use and quality of life indicators in chronic pain patients: a prospective cohort study, was published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine.

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Legal Marijuana Sales Begin January 1 in Both Michigan and Illinois

First the first time since the start of marijuana prohibition many decades ago, marijuana sales will be legal in both Michigan and Illinois beginning January 1st. This is possible due to voter-approved initiatives which legalized the plant for recreational purposes for everyone 21 and older.

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Study: Inhaling Marijuana Associated With Reductions in Headache/Migraine Severity

Inhaling marijuana is associated with reductions in headache and migraine severity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pain, and published by the National Institute of Health.

The study, titled Short and Long-term effects of cannabis on headaches and migraine, can be found by clicking here.

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Study: Marijuana Use Results in Decreased Speed, No Negative Effect, on Driving

According to a newly released study subjects who consumed cannabis typically decrease their driving speed and demonstrated few other significant changes.

The study, titled Acute and residual effects of smoked cannabis: Impact on driving speed and lateral control, heart rate, and self-reported drug effects, was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Research: Certain CBD Products Could Lead to Failed Drug Test

According to the results of a small pilot study vaping CBD products might lead to a positive urine test for marijuana.

The study tested people after use of cannabidiol (CBD) samples, some containing tiny amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana), reports Reuters. One-third of those who vaped CBD-dominant cannabis had positive urine tests for THC, according to the report in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.

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Initiatives to Legalize Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Filed in South Dakota

According to the Associated Press South Dakota groups submitted separate signed petitions Monday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. The filing of the petitions comes ahead of Monday’s deadline for submitting an initiative with the goal of getting it on the November, 2020 ballot.

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