October 19, 2016

Medical Marijuana Decreases Painkiller Use in the U.S.

One of the more interesting effects that the legalization of marijuana has had is the decreased use of painkillers in states where legal pot is now an option. This is an interesting–if not unsurprising–trend, and there are plenty of pundits trying to debate what this means. In general, this seems […]
April 9, 2014

D.C. City Council Bill Would Let Doctors Decide When Patients Need Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, Yvette Alexander, District of Columbia Council member for Ward 7, introduced the Medical Marijuana Expansion Amendment Act of 2014. The bill would amend the previous qualifying conditions list restricting D.C. patients’ access to medical marijuana. Currently, a doctor can only recommend medical marijuana for four conditions (HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, […]
February 3, 2014

Massachusetts: Majority of Likely Voters Favor Legalizing Cannabis

A majority of likely Massachusetts voters support legalizing marijuana, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released today. Fifty-three percent of respondents said that they “favor … the legalization of marijuana.” Thirty-seven percent of respondents opposed legalization. Ten percent were undecided. In previous elections, Massachusetts voters have overwhelmingly approved statewide […]
December 15, 2013

Study: Cannabidiol Holds Promise For Treating Psychosis

Cananbidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, alleviates psychotic symptoms and may hold promise as an alternative antipsychotic treatment, according to a review published in the November issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Investigators in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom reviewed preclinical and clinical data on the use of CBD as […]
September 9, 2013

Feds Reaffirm That They Will Not Likely Challenge State Legalization Laws

Speaking today before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Deputy Attorney General James Cole reaffirmed that the Justice Department is unlikely to challenge statewide marijuana legalization efforts, provided that these efforts impose “robust regulations” which discourage sales to minors and seek to prevent the diversion of cannabis to states that have […]
July 15, 2013

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Symptoms Of Opiate Withdrawal In Methadone Maintenance Treatment Subjects

Cannabis consumption is associated with mitigated symptoms of opiate withdrawal in subjects undergoing methadone maintenance treatment, according to the findings of a new study published online in The American Journal on Addictions. Investigators at the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia assessed the use of cannabis […]
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