Tag: medical marijuana

Study: Medical Marijuana Improves Quality of Life, Reduces Opioid Use, Leads to Cost Savings

Using medical cannabis results in improved quality of life, reduced opiod use, and cost savings from reduced prescription drug purchases, according to a new study of patients enrolled in New York’s medical cannabis program. “Medical cannabis (MC) is commonly claimed to be an effective treatment for chronic or refractory pain”, begins the study’s abstract. “With …

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Study: If Legal Nationwide, Medical Marijuana Would Prevent 23,500 to 47,500 Premature Deaths Each Year

According to new research, cannabis use is associated with decreased rates of mortality from obesity, diabetes mellitus, taumatic brain injury, use of alcohol and prescription drugs, driving fatalities, and opioid overdose deaths. According to the study, published by Indiana University South Bend, there would be “an estimated 23,500 to 47,500 deaths prevented annually if medical …

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This Marijuana Stock Is Up 2,500%

By Sean Williams, The Motley Fool The legal-marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and marijuana-stock investors simply can’t help taking notice. Last year, according to cannabis research firm ArcView, North American legal-pot sales grew by 34% to $6.9 billion. This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. You see, ArcView also estimated that $46.4 …

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Hawaii Bill to Make State Refer to “Medical Marijuana” as “Medical Cannabis” Passes Two House Committees Unanimously

Two House committee in Hawaii have unanimously passed a bill to change the way the state refers to “medical marijuana”. [Update: According to Senator Mike Gabbard the measure has now been passed unanimously by the full House of Representatives.] Senate Bill 786 has been passed by both the House Health Committee and the House Judiciary …

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Toddler Makes a Wish for Marijuana Research

By Chloe Sommers, MarijuanaTimes.org The Higuera family knows all too well the horrible situation so many patients face – that moment when there are no other options to treat what ails you, and you’re forced to seek alternative options. It happened to baby Sadie, but with the help and support of her unrelenting parents – …

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These Four States Will Be Voting on Medical Marijuana in November

By Phillip Smith, Alternet.org It’s been 20 years since California punched through pot prohibition and became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Now, 23 states have medical marijuana laws, and more than a dozen more have taken the half-step of legalizing the medicinal use of cannabidiol (CBD) only—not raw marijuana. While some …

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Federal Court Rules Department of Justice Must Respect State Medical Cannabis Laws

By Retuers The U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal marijuana cases if the defendants comply with state guidelines that permit the drug’s sale for medical purposes, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, comes as voters in nine more states will …

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Study: 100% Of Those with Migraines, Fibromyalgia and IBS Find Reduction Of Pain with Marijuana

By The National Pain Report One-hundred percent (100%) of people with migraine headache, fibromyalgia or irritable bowel syndrome who use medical marijuana for a minimum of 30 days report a reduction in pain and discomfort, a 6-month study conducted by Care By Design found. People included in the survey suffer from a range of different …

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52% of U.S./Canada Population Live in Areas Where Medical Cannabis is Legally Available

By Rick Thomspon, The Compassion Chronicles 52% of the people living north of Mexico have access to legal medical marijuana. Population tallies from the 24 US states with medical marijuana programs, one federal District and the country of Canada, which has a national program, show that the majority of those citizens are living in harmonious …

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Federal Court Tells DEA to Leave Dispensaries Alone

In a hugely important decision, a federal court in California has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) interpretation of a federal medical cannabis provision which was included in last year’s national spending bill “defies language and logic”. The court stated that the DEA’s recent raids on dispensaries in California “tortures the plain meaning of …

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