Cannabis News Box

Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Federal dollars designated for opioid addiction treatments cannot be used on medical cannabis; as per orders from the U.S. government. The government's motive for this is to shield patients from the potential risks of quitting their prescribed opioid medication for medical cannabis.  State officials ...

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2018

Is Massachusetts on track to become a pioneer in cannabis research? As a national leader in fields such as health care, life sciences and biotech, “The Bay State” stands a good chance at dominating the cannabis sphere. Cannabis legalization in Massachusetts could potentially drive scientists and academics to c...

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018

Two peer-reviewed studies published in the JAMA Internal Medicine have revealed how cannabis use may have a positive impact on America’s opioid epidemic, which claimed 17,087 lives in 2016 alone. The scientific studies showed how the number of opioid prescriptions dropped in U.S. states that had...

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