Category Archives: opioid epidemic

Gov. Cuomo Passes Law in NY to Allow Medical Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

As adult-use laws spread, people worry that medical marijuana will seize to exist. The opposite happened in New York on Monday, however. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that legally recognizes cannabis as a legitimate medical solution for pain management. Earlier this year, NY’s Department of Health updated its list of qualifying conditions for a […]

More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

“These findings further strengthen arguments in favor of considering medical applications of cannabis as one tool in the policy arsenal that can be used to diminish the harm of prescription opioids,” the authors of one report concluded. The post More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic appeared […]

New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

Two new studies examining opioid prescriptions in legal marijuana states were published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The post New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare appeared first on The Cannabist.

New Mexico lawmakers eye marijuana in fight against opioids

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 5:22 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 5:22 pm By The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. Supporters gathered Monday in Santa Fe with representatives of the Drug […]