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Survey: Pain patients prefer cannabis to opioids

Survey: Pain patients prefer cannabis to opioids

June 29, 2017

A recent survey conducted by cannabis community website HelloMD and University of California Berkeley revealed nearly all respondents said they could reduce their opioid consumption after adding cannabis to their treatment regimen, and a vast majority preferred cannabis to prescription pills. HelloMD ...

States with legalized cannabis see dramatic drop in police searches

States with legalized cannabis see dramatic drop in police searches

June 27, 2017

Traffic searches by highway patrols in Washington and Colorado have dropped by nearly half since the states voted to legalize cannabis in 2012, according to a story by NBC News which used data from the Stanford Open Policing Project. Racial disparities in searches also decreased, but Blacks and Hi...

PA university looks to study cannabis and autism

PA university looks to study cannabis and autism

June 20, 2017

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is looking to partner with one of the state's prospective medical cannabis growers to study how the plant effects children with autism. The state has yet to award the first licenses to grow and dispense medical cannabis. The school's Dean of Education Gary...

NJ is arresting people for cannabis at increasing rates

NJ is arresting people for cannabis at increasing rates

June 19, 2017

The state of New Jersey is arresting more people for cannabis than ever before, a recent study by the state's American Civil Liberties Union found. In 2013, the state's law enforcement made 26 percent more cannabis possession arrests compared to arrests made in 2000. New Jersey police made nearly 280,000 ...

Research suggests cannabis to help with schizophrenia

Research suggests cannabis to help with schizophrenia

June 5, 2017

New research has shown cannabis-derived substances may improve cognitive impairment specific to schizophrenia without the side effects current medications cause, reported Medical News Today. The research, conducted on rats, suggests cannabidiol (CBD) is a better alternative than antipsychotics whe...

Clinical trial shows cannabis extract reduces seizures in kids with rare disorder

Clinical trial shows cannabis extract reduces seizures in kids with rare disorder

May 25, 2017

Patients with a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome have experienced a significant reduction in seizures after being treated with cannabis. In some cases, patients' seizures were eliminated completely. The study, which was published May 24 in the New England Journal of Medici...

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

April 19, 2017

According to a new study by Health Affairs, significant evidence shows negative association between medical cannabis laws and prescriptions filled for each category of Medicaid beneficiaries.  The authors of the study have estimated that if the entire United States had enacted medical cannabis laws back in 2014, there would be a total of $1.01 billion in total savings for fee-for-service Medicaid. "Ou...

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