Part 3 of our opioid series supported by the NIHCM Foundation looks at the potential for marijuana to improve outcomes in opioid addiction therapy. Some studies have shown that prescribing marijuana can ease the path to shaking an opioid dependence. There’s some new research in this area, and we’ll go through some of the studies.
Kevin Kraemer, MD, chief of the Section of Treatment, Research, and Education in Addiction Medicine at UPMC, discusses the scientific evidence for using medical marijuana for chronic pain.
Sen. Sandy Pappas, Rep. Michael Nelson and Rep. Bob Vogel the likelihood of a recreational marijuana bill passing this session.
On 1 January, California became the latest state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in licensed stores. But three days later, the attorney general issued new guidance calling on states to enforce federal drug laws prohibiting the substance. Despite the confusion, the new shops have been doing brisk business Donate to the Guardian and
The Republican establishment recently blocked veterans’ access to medical marijuana, making sure our veterans remain addicted to dangerous, deadly opioids. The Veterans Equal Access amendment was blocked by the Republican-led U.S. House, ensuring that Big Pharma continues to cash in on the biological destruction of returning veterans.