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Marijuana Studies

Pain Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Initiation of Medical Cannabis Per Study

Chronic pain patients typically decrease their daily intake of opioids following their enrollment in a state-sanctioned medical cannabis access program, according to data published in the journal Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Investigators from HealthEast Care Systems, a non-profit health care provider, assessed the use of opioids and benzodiazepines in 77 intractable pain patients newly [read more]

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Cannabis Activism

New York: Advocates Double Down On Calls For Marijuana Justice And Community Reinvestment

With only a few days remaining in New York’s state legislative session, leading civil and racial justice organizations are forcefully advocating for the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MTRA). The organizations have produced a joint statement highlighting the extensive shortcomings of a standalone decriminalization bill, and urging Governor Andrew [read more]