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People who use medical cannabis more likely to use and abuse other prescription drugs

Can medical cannabis 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. Rather than being at lower risk, people who use medical cannabis may be at higher (Read More)

Medical marijuana significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain

Medical marijuana therapy can meaningfully reduce chronic pain in patients age 65 and older without adverse effects. The new study found marijuana therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. After monitoring patients (Read More)