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Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Associated with Reduced Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

The statewide legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a reduction in hospitalization from opioids, according to a new study. The study, conducted at the University of California, was published by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependency and the National Institute of Health. Researchers assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to …

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California Poll Finds Nearly Two in Three Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

California is one of five states this November voting for the legalization of recreational cannabis, and a new poll shows that a strong majority of voters in the state support the idea. According to the poll conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California in Berkeley, 63.8% of those in the …

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Senate Elizabeth Warren Asks CDC to Consider Cannabis for Dealing with Painkiller Epidemic

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asking them to consider and study the positive role cannabis could have in dealing with the nation’s painkiller epidemic. In the letter addressed to CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, Warren asks for more oversight of physicians that …

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Study: Sleep-Disturbed Patients Find Relief from Cannabis Use

Sleep-disturbed patients find relief from consuming cannabis, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviours, and published online by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers at the University of California, the National Center for PTSD and John Hopkins University examined 163 adults who were recruited after purchasing medical cannabis …

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Study: Legal Access to Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Addiction and Deaths

States that have legalized medical cannabis dispensaries have a lower rate of opioid addictions and overdose deaths, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. For the study, researchers at the RAND Corporation and the University of California assessed the impact of medical cannabis laws on opioid abuse. They did …

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Cannabis Mitigates Treatment-Resistant Diabetic Neuropathy, Finds New Study

Cannabis use alleviates pain in diabetic subjects suffering from neuropathy that’s resistant to standard treatment, according to a new study being published in The Journal of Pain, and published online ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers examined the efficacy of inhaled cannabis (versus a placebo) in 16 …

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New Study Confirms What We Already Know: The Drug War Has Failed

A new study published by the British Medical Journal has found that drugs are cheaper and purer than ever before, despite an increase in drug seizures, indicating that the drug war has been a complete failure. According to researchers; “With few exceptions and despite increasing investments in enforcement-based supply reduction efforts aimed at disrupting global …

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