opioids

  1. Ron Strider

    Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope To Fight The Opioid Epidemic

    Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company's flagship product is a prescription opioid spray made from fentanyl, an incredibly addictive and deadly drug estimated...
  2. Ron Strider

    Legalizing Marijuana May End The Opioid Crisis, Say Scientists

    As we reported previously, scientists from the University of New Mexico have been studying how access to marijuana may help alleviate the opioid crisis, declared a national emergency by President Trump. Their study has now been published in the journal PLOS One, with the researchers concluding...
  3. Ron Strider

    OR: Marijuana Company Responds To President Trump's Call For War On Opioids

    Kaya Holdings, Inc., announced today that it will be holding talks with Oregon state and local law enforcement authorities and compliance officials to launch "Kaya Cares," a Cannabis-for-Opioids swap program whereby people dependent on opioids and wishing to explore cannabis as a safe...
  4. Ron Strider

    FL: Medical Marijuana Delays Push Patients To Opioid Use

    Janice Michalski lives in pain. "Being on the opioids, right now the only way is to go up to keep the pain away," claims Michalski. Michalski knows and worries about the risk of increasing her dosage. So does Governor Rick Scott. "Opioid abuse has taken the lives of too many...
  5. Ron Strider

    Illinois Doctors Campaign For Medical Marijuana As Alternative To Opioids

    As a prominent Chicago surgeon, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sees them all too frequently: people who endure severe injuries or multiple surgeries, only to become addicted to prescription painkillers. One patient who pleaded for help was on such strong drugs already that Bush-Joseph knew he...
  6. Ron Strider

    Can Medical Marijuana Help Solve The Opioid Crisis

    The U.S. has come a long way since the days of Reefer Madness. Thirty states – most recently, West Virginia – and the District of Columbia have approved marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes. And polls suggest more Americans than ever – 61 percent – want marijuana legalized...
  7. Ron Strider

    Dr. Oz Starts Petition For NIH To Increase Medical Marijuana Funding

    Dr. Mehmet Oz isn't satisfied with opioid medication options doctors have for pain relief, and he's petitioning the National Institutes of Health to look into another option: medical marijuana. Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon and host of "The Dr. Oz Show," started a petition on Change.org last...
  8. Ron Strider

    Is Marijuana The Answer To The Opioid Epidemic

    Can marijuana save the day? Not yet. But Americans in pain are already turning to the marijuana plant. The hope: One day you’ll have a choice of varieties or formulations of compounds in marijuana — called “cannabinoids” — that bring relief, aren’t addictive, and leave your mind clear...
  9. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Is Preferred By 93% Of Patients For Pain Management

    A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain – opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer medical marijuana, and many believe it is just as...
  10. Ron Strider

    93% Of Patients Prefer Cannabis Over Opioids For Managing Pain, According To Study

    A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain — opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer medical marijuana, and many believe it is just as...
  11. Ron Strider

    Marijuana: Safer Than Opioids

    As a chronic pain patient himself, Owens knows the challenges of managing pain, accessing treatment and getting a good night's rest. Owens had a hip replacement and continued back problems, in addition to a heart attack. He saw the dangers of opioid addiction in friends and neighbors, and wanted...
  12. Ron Strider

    Canada: Cannabis Eyed As Chronic Pain Reliever

    Amid growing concern about opioid addiction, a Canadian researcher studying cannabis for chronic pain relief presented his preliminary results in Halifax Wednesday. Dr. Jason Busse, McGill University associate professor, told this week’s Canadian Pain Society conference at the Marriot Hotel...
  13. J

    Why Aren't We Universally Utilizing Medical Marijuana For Opioid Addiction?

    This boggles my mind so I thought I'd look for some opinions here. I just read a local whitepaper that talks about an addiction treatment facility in Massachusetts that's weening patients off of opioids using medical marijuana with a 75% success rate!1 Rates for other addiction treatments aren't...
  14. K

    Canada: Study - Medical Cannabis Patients Reduce Their Use Of Opioids

    Victoria, Canada — Patients with legal access to medical cannabis reduce their use of opioids, benzodiazepines, and other prescription drugs, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Researchers at the University of Victoria and the...
  15. K

    Marijuana Could Ease Burden Of Opioid Addiction

    In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than at any other time in U.S. history, with 60% of fatalities involving opioid drugs. Moreover, estimates point to between 26 and 36 million people abusing opioids worldwide, with roughly 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from substance use...
  16. K

    Barbados Government, Church Leaders Split On Medical Marijuana

    One day after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told church leaders the "nefarious" illegal drug — as well as firearms — trade was "haunting" the country and threatening the very safety and security of the Barbadian family, it emerged today that government was examining the possible use of...
  17. K

    Barbados Government, Church Leaders Split On Medical Marijuana

    One day after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told church leaders the "nefarious" illegal drug — as well as firearms — trade was "haunting" the country and threatening the very safety and security of the Barbadian family, it emerged today that government was examining the possible use of...
  18. K

    AZ: Marijuana Legalization, Opioid Crackdown Blur Issues

    The pro-marijuana-legalization campaign wants you to know that its opponents are funded by the opioid industry. Last week, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol put up a billboard in Phoenix calling the anti-legalization campaign "Reefer Madness 2.0" and "Paid for with profits from...
  19. K

    Research Suggests Cannabis Is Better For Back Pain Than Opiates

    It's no secret that cannabis can treat pain, but a recent study suggests it can be particularly effective in the treatment of back pain caused by anything from anxiety to injury. Since it's also proven to be an effective anxiety treatment, it may even reduce anxiety-related back pain and...
  20. K

    Research Suggests Cannabis Is Better For Back Pain Than Opiates

    It's no secret that cannabis can treat pain, but a recent study suggests it can be particularly effective in the treatment of back pain caused by anything from anxiety to injury. Since it's also proven to be an effective anxiety treatment, it may even reduce anxiety-related back pain and...