Why Cannabis Is A Medication That’s Worth Legalizing

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Chronic pain is a large problem.  Not only does 1/3 America suffer from it, but because the pain is both subjective and personal, it has been very difficult to treat. In fact, until the 1990s, it went largely under treated until opioid prescriptions began to rapidly increase. Today, we have an epidemic. But, while marijuana Read the full article…

New DEA Chief: ‘Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana’

"What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it's not,"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wednesday morning at the administration’s headquarters that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” clarifying a less definitive statement he made last week, when he said marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as Read the full article…

Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

Aaron E. Carroll is a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He blogs on health research and policy at The Incidental Economist, and you can follow him on Twitter at @aaronecarroll. NEW YORK:  As my children, and my friends’ children, are getting older, a question that comes up again and again from friends is Read the full article…

Comparing Adverse Effects of Marijuana, Alcohol

“The paucity of research is of particular public health concern as alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used psychoactive substances among adolescents,” said Joseph J. Palamar, Ph.D., M.P.H.

NEW YORK: The emerging debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances has led to a new study documenting how alcohol and marijuana use impacts the psychosocial well-being of high school seniors. Researchers affiliated with New York University published the study online ahead of print in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Investigators analyzed Read the full article…