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Top Cannabis Doctor Says Concentrates Are Only Good For “Getting Really High” - Herb (blog)

Sun, 2018-07-15 13:25

Herb (blog)

Top Cannabis Doctor Says Concentrates Are Only Good For “Getting Really High”
Herb (blog)
Cannabis addiction, he says, is real, and he thinks concentrates exacerbate that issue. The idea that cannabis isn't addictive stems from a simpler time, he suggests, when hippies were puffing on pot that was only 5-10% THC. Concentrates with 90% THC ...

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Efforts underway to legalize marijuana in NC - CBS17.com

Sun, 2018-07-15 12:59

CBS17.com

Efforts underway to legalize marijuana in NC
CBS17.com
"That first one spurred me to get involved." Now the head of North Carolina NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), he and others are touring the Tar Heel State, talking with residents and hoping to see cannabis legalized in 2019.

Opioid use now a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in NYS - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Sat, 2018-07-14 22:32

Mother Jones

Opioid use now a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in NYS
WatertownDailyTimes.com
The New York State Department of Health announced the filing of emergency regulations for which an opioid addiction could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for the state's medical marijuana program. Effective immediately, the news release stated, ...
New York State Officials Recommend Legalizing MarijuanaMother Jones
The nation in briefArkansas Online
Hawaii Marijuana Veto Isn't a Total Disappointment; Michigan Expands Medical Conditions ListMarijuana.com

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Opioid use now a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in NYS - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Sat, 2018-07-14 03:15

NWAOnline

Opioid use now a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in NYS
WatertownDailyTimes.com
T. his discrepancy will give patients with severe pain that doesn't meet the definition of “chronic pain” the ability to use medical marijuana. Additionally, opioid addiction is an associated condition in the new regulation, allowing patients living ...
The nation in briefNWAOnline

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Penn. may soon find out if marijuana could help treat opioid addiction - EMS1.com

Fri, 2018-07-13 23:26

Penn. may soon find out if marijuana could help treat opioid addiction
EMS1.com
Evidence is even weaker for cannabis to treat opioid addiction. There is anecdotal information about people using marijuana to wean themselves from opioids, ease the misery of withdrawal, or limit their opioid use. Some people report that marijuana ...

New York Health Officials See Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids - Bloomberg

Fri, 2018-07-13 11:32

Bloomberg

New York Health Officials See Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids
Bloomberg
New York should legalize recreational marijuana to temper the harm of opioid addiction, end racial disparity in enforcement and boost tax revenue, state health officials said. “The positive effects of regulating an adult (21 and over) marijuana market ...
New York to allow medical marijuana as substitute to opioidsWKTV
No Smoking, and Other Controversial Medical Marijuana Rules in OklahomaGoverning
Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuanaGlobalnews.ca
Drug War Chronicle
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Elnahal eyes marijuana treatment for opioid addiction - NJBIZ

Fri, 2018-07-13 10:09

NJBIZ

Elnahal eyes marijuana treatment for opioid addiction
NJBIZ
The state health commissioner is looking at the idea of expanding the state's medical marijuana program to include opioid addiction as a qualifying condition. New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal made the reveal during a lecture ...

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Judge orders town to pay for man's medical marijuana. What that could mean for NJ - NJ.com

Fri, 2018-07-13 09:03

NJ.com

Judge orders town to pay for man's medical marijuana. What that could mean for NJ
NJ.com
it's less addictive, it is better for the treatment of pain" than opioids, said Judge Lionel Simon, according to a transcript of the hearing, first reported on John Paff's Random Notes on N.J. Government blog. Freehold Township had argued that since ...

Clifton Park doctor applauds medical marijuana as replacement for opioids when possible - WRGB

Thu, 2018-07-12 20:26

WRGB

Clifton Park doctor applauds medical marijuana as replacement for opioids when possible
WRGB
... seems to agree, announcing Thursday that medical marijuana may be used as a replacement for opioids. Now, patients with severe pain that doesn't meet the definition of chronic pain will be able to use medical marijuana instead of highly addictive ...

Governor of Hawaii Vetoed Bill Allowing Cannabis for Opioid Addicts - High Times

Thu, 2018-07-12 13:32

Governor of Hawaii Vetoed Bill Allowing Cannabis for Opioid Addicts
High Times
David Ige Rejects Bill That Would Let Opioid Users Treat Addiction With Medical Marijuana. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, already allow medical cannabis use to treat opioid and opiate addiction. And Hawaii was prepared to follow the three ...

Pot PAC targets a Sessions worse than Jeff - Boulder Weekly

Thu, 2018-07-12 10:06

Boulder Weekly

Pot PAC targets a Sessions worse than Jeff
Boulder Weekly
They make it for addiction. They make it to where our people, our young people, become addicted to marijuana and keep going.” Polis withdrew the bill when he saw he didn't have the votes to get it through the Rules Committee. (A similar bill did make ...

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Marijuana legalization: Anti-arguments unconvincing: McFadyen - Asbury Park Press

Thu, 2018-07-12 06:58

Asbury Park Press

Marijuana legalization: Anti-arguments unconvincing: McFadyen
Asbury Park Press
... is what is putting marijuana in the youth's mind. The media is creating a frenzy of "what is this all about" among youth. Make it legal already, and only sell to 21 and older (like alcohol). 2. "Contrary to what the pro-pot forces say, marijuana ...

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Hawaii Governor Vetoes Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction - TheMarijuanaHerald

Thu, 2018-07-12 01:57

TheMarijuanaHerald

Hawaii Governor Vetoes Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction
TheMarijuanaHerald
Senate Bill 2407 was passed by an overwhelming majority in both the House and Senate, and would have added opioid addiction to the state's qualifying medical marijuana list. In attempting to justify his veto of the bill, Governor Ige pointed to the ...

Griffith speaks against decriminalizing marijuana - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Wed, 2018-07-11 22:25

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Griffith speaks against decriminalizing marijuana
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
“The FDA has been a little slow to realize we have a serious problem, and they need to be looking hard for less addictive pain relievers — which may include marijuana,” Griffith said. “If you told me I was going to be in a lot of pain and I had a ...

Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Prescriptions, Another Study Finds - Forbes

Wed, 2018-07-11 11:07

Forbes

Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Prescriptions, Another Study Finds
Forbes
... in 1993 - 2014 in the US was associated with close to 30% reductions in Schedule III opioids received by Medicaid enrollees," the researchers, from the University of California San Diego and Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote in the journal ...
Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Significant Reduction In Prescription Opioid UseNORML Blog (blog)

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Feds will limit marijuana enforcement in Massachusetts - WRGB

Wed, 2018-07-11 08:04

WRGB

Feds will limit marijuana enforcement in Massachusetts
WRGB
BOSTON (AP) - The top federal prosecutor for Massachusetts says he'll focus his marijuana enforcement on overproduction, targeted sales to minors and organized crime. Massachusetts has legalized recreational use, but distribution remains a federal crime.
Marijuana News Today: No Crackdown on Massachusetts Marijuana Market, Pot Stocks DownProfit Confidential

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Prosecutor gives cautious green light to marijuana in Mass. - The Boston Globe

Tue, 2018-07-10 16:30

The Boston Globe

Prosecutor gives cautious green light to marijuana in Mass.
The Boston Globe
Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts, said his office would instead focus its resources on fighting the opioid addiction crisis, which claimed more than 2,000 lives here last year. In a statement, Lelling cautioned he wouldn't explicitly ...
Feds will limit marijuana enforcement in Bay StateBoston Herald
Feds Will Limit Marijuana Enforcement In MassachusettsCBS Boston

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Moving beyond our addiction to punishment - CommonWealth magazine

Tue, 2018-07-10 09:53

CommonWealth magazine

Moving beyond our addiction to punishment
CommonWealth magazine
IN THE PAST DECADE, American drug policy has transformed the unthinkable into the commonplace, most notably with marijuana. Moving beyond the decriminalization of simple possession to a regulated network from farm to sales, marijuana is soon to be ...

How Israel's weed tech industry is taking on America's opioid crisis - Wired.co.uk

Tue, 2018-07-10 00:11

Wired.co.uk

How Israel's weed tech industry is taking on America's opioid crisis
Wired.co.uk
... the addiction of prescription pills. Now Davidson is founder and CEO of Syqe, a Tel Aviv-based startup that has developed “the world's first selective dose, pharmaceutical grade medicinal plants inhaler”. In simple terms, Davidson has created a ...