Illinois residents who have been prescribed opioids will now be eligible for a temporary certification for medical cannabis. The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program was approved via the Alternative to Opioids Act by lawmakers last year by a sweeping 44-6 majority in the state senate, but lagged in implementation due to “a heavy IT lift” required […]
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding […]
“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 […]
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.