Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment In Medical Cannabis Program

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

NEW YORK:  Patients enrolled in New York state’s medical cannabis program reduce their use of opioids and spend less money on prescription medications, according to data published online in the journal Mental Health Clinician. Investigators from GPI Clinical Research labs in Rochester and the University of Buffalo assessed trends in patients’ medical cannabis and prescription drug use following Read the full article…

NORML: Medical Marijuana Must Be Part Of Solution To Opioid Crisis

Activists at a June 17 rally in Washington, D.C. calling on President Obama to end the War on Drugs.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML ( National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) released the following statement regarding the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis first meeting this on June 16. Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director said: “Tens of thousands of lives have been adversely impacted by the nation’s opioid epidemic. We Read the full article…

Citing Themselves as a Top Factor in Prescribed Opioid Abuse, 73% of US Physicians Want More Alternative Therapies And Less Meds

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

MASSACHUSETTS: US physicians who prescribe opioid pain medications are owning their role in today’s opioid abuse while citing structural problems that feed the issue, and calling for more alternative therapies integrated with medication. The data are from the latest public health perception analysis created by InCrowd, a provider of real-time market intelligence to the life sciences and Read the full article…