Cannabis News Box

NYU study: An increasing number of adults aged 65+ are using weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 7, 2020

The older population are lapping up the benefits of cannabis legalization, with fresh research indicating a rise in consumption among the 65+ age group. A team of researchers from New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine carried out the study to assess cannabis consumption rates among different ...

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 ...

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...

JAMA Internal Medicine