Opioid Addiction Being Treated With Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

Opioid Addiction Being Treated With Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts Hundreds of people in Massachusetts who are addicted to opioids are being treated with medical marijuana, according to the Boston Herald. “We have a statewide epidemic of opioid deaths,” said Dr. Gary Witman of Canna Care Docs, a network of facilities that qualifies patients into medical […]

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Legal Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

Legal Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions States that implemented medical marijuana laws experienced an especially notable drop in painkiller prescriptions. In states where medical marijuana is legal, prescriptions for drugs for conditions where pot could serve as an alternative have dropped significantly, according to a recent report published in the journal Health Affairs. One […]

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Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows

Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. In an effort to relieve that constant pain, the number of opiate prescriptions has nearly doubled over the last decade. Today, opiates like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine flood the streets, […]

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