Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants More Likely To Cease Using Opioids Compared To Non-Participants

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Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis access program are significantly more likely to either reduce or cease their use of opioids as compared to non-enrolled patients suffering from similar pain conditions, according to data published online in the journal PLOS One. A team of investigators at the University of New Mexico assessed [...]

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Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

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Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical marijuana program are more likely to reduce their use of prescription drugs than are those patients who don’t use cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Investigators from the University of New Mexico compared prescription drug [...]

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New Mexico: Governor Vetoes Bill To Expand State’s Medical Cannabis Program

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Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed legislation, House Bill 527, which would have greatly expanded the state’s decade-old medical cannabis program. For those keeping track, this is the third marijuana-related bill the Governor has vetoed this legislative session. In March, Gov. Martinez rejected without explanation a pair of measures that sought to license the cultivation [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/25/17

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! As we prepare to for April and marijuana related attention that comes with 4/20, NORML has put up an action alert on the appointment process for new US Attorneys (If you didn’t know, Attorney Jeff Sessions fired the holdovers from Obama Administration). With so many [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/17/2017

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! First and foremost, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Fun fact, marijuana is still safer than alcohol. You can read more about it in Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? co-authored by NORML’s own Paul Armentano. This week we saw “legislative crossover” [...]

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