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People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs

Did you know that? 17 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use — including pain relievers.

Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea

Did you know that? 16 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows

Did you know that? 3 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. And two-thirds say the government should do more to study the drug’s health effects.

Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds

Did you know that? 3 April 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. states that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use, according to a new study.

Relationship between legal cannabis and opioid prescribing examined

Did you know that? 3 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Alternative methods of pain management have been a topic of discussion as the United States grapples with the opioid and heroin epidemic. New research finds that medical and adult-use cannabis laws were associated with lower opioid prescribing rates.

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