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  • Will Medical Marijuana Replace Opioids In War On Cancer?

    Will Medical Marijuana Replace Opioids In War On Cancer?0

    President Trump recently told reporters he will likely support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Medical marijuana is still a controversial topic when it comes to doctors

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  • A Commissioner Doubts The Benefits of Medical Marijuana

    A Commissioner Doubts The Benefits of Medical Marijuana0

    Pennsylvania’s bourgeoning medical marijuana industry isn’t growing on Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings. At today’s commissioners meeting, Cummings railed against the notion that medical marijuana might help address the opioid crisis ravaging the nation. Citing a study published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Times-Tribune reported Thursday that, in states

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  • Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Use A Little

    Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Use A Little0

    Making medical marijuana available might help reduce opioid prescriptions, researchers reported Monday. They found states that legalized the medical use of marijuana saw small reductions in opioid prescriptions for Medicare and Medicaid patients. “State implementation of medical marijuana laws was associated with a 5.88 percent lower rate of opioid prescribing,” wrote Hefei Wen of the

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  • Gov. Northam Signs Medical Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law

    Gov. Northam Signs Medical Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law0

    On March 9, Governor Ralph Northam signed HB1251 into law. The law expands the defense for possession of medical cannabis oils to any diagnosed condition. The new law comes with restrictions, the oil must contain at least 15% CBD or at least 15% THC-A and may have no more than 5% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). “CBD

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  • Can Cannabis Oil Help Prevent Drug, Alcohol Relapse?

    Can Cannabis Oil Help Prevent Drug, Alcohol Relapse?0

    New research has added to the growing opinion that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant, may prove effective in reducing chances of relapse in alcohol and drug dependency. Fortune examined a study in which a CBD gel was administered to rats that were experiencing cravings from daily doses of cocaine. The study

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  • Medical Cannabis Approval Sweeps Across Europe

    Medical Cannabis Approval Sweeps Across Europe0

    In March 2017, the German parliament voted for the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. This meant that many changes had to be made within its legislation. A year on much has changed in this respect. Moreover, other EU member states have been closely monitoring Germany’s progress in the legalization of medical cannabis and are

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