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Pain is common in the aging population. Findings from an NIH funded study looking at the impact on pain in the older adult found that over 50% of people surveyed had pain within the last month, often in more than one location. Is this generation of older baby boomers self-medicating with marijuana,...

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The prescribing of chronic opioid therapy to patients who contemplate or are already using marijuana, whether medical or recreational, sets up the perfect storm for medical decision-making and risk management conundrums, especially in the current environment of opioid related hospital admissions and...

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Newswise — Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, a new study finds.

However, daily marijuana users with severe pain also reported their health had become worse in the past year.

The...

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Michael C. Barnes, JD, MIEP, a Washington, DC, attorney on the future of pain management and drug policy. Does medical marijuana have a role?

It’s an interesting time in United States for drug policies:

  • As we see efforts to loosen restrictions on what are currently federally illicit substances...

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Newswise — More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a study published in the March 26 online edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

To many that may...

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The US is struggling with competing problems: the undertreatment of pain and the abuse of opioids. At the same time, millions of people in third-world countries are dying without access to any opioids. Could marijuana be the solution to both problems? Although it continues to remain prohibited by...

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Newswise — Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized are more likely to believe it has beneficial effects - including health benefits in treatment of pain and anxiety or depression, reports a survey study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society...

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Pharmacist Abigail Brooks and Courtney Kominek on their views of medical marijuana.

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Newswise — A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain.

To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia have adopted medical cannabis laws, or MCLs, which legalize either home cultivation or dispensary-based...

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Newswise — Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.), researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average...

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