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New Mexico’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis is growing, so is patient count

New Mexico’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis is growing, so is patient count

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has updated its list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis; six new conditions have been added bringing the total to 28. Included on the list is opioid use disorder. As many as 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses every single day and New Mexico has some of the highest fatal drug overdose rates in the United States. Now, individ...

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

July 14, 2018

America’s opioid epidemic has claimed countless lives and has also contributed to the number of heroin users across the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as much as 80 percent of heroin addicts claim they misused opioids before developing an addiction to the drug. On a m...

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

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

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...

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Sara Tiradossi

November 28, 2017

Exposure to cannabis ads does not increase the use of the plant, according to a new study funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The objective of the study, published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, was to assess exposure to cannabis advertising in Oregon after the start of ret...

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 11, 2017

A senate panel urged federal agencies to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal. After showing concern about the lack of data on potency and purity of the cannabis products available to consumers, the Senate Appropriations Committee is directing federal agencies to ...

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