A University of Michigan study found treating chronic pain patients with medical marijuana reduces use of opioid pain medication.  Researchers surveyed medical marijuana card holders in Ann Arbor about how their medication habits changed once they started using cannabis. They found cannabis use is associated with a 64% reduction in opioid use for chronic pain […]

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For a year, state Senator Jason M. Lewis maintained strict neutrality as he studied marijuana legalization — interviewing 50-plus experts, scouring the research, and observing firsthand a state where it is legal. But now he is speaking out against the expected November referendum in Massachusetts. His position carries special weight. Lewis chairs the special legislative […]

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A seemingly historic medical marijuana summit by several US government health agencies will largely exclude evidence coming from the states that have legalized medical cannabis — another example of entrenched Washington, DC bureaucrats placing politics over science in the marijuana debate. click to enlarge … read more at: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/LegalizationNation/archives/2016/03/22/historic-federal-summit-on-medicine-marijuana-is-slanted-by-drug-war-agenda

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Anti-legalization advocates regularly decry the stimulating effect legalization could, purportedly, have on teen marijuana use. Even the American College of Pediatrics claims marijuana use by adolescents has “grown steadily as more states enact various decriminalization laws” – although, they concede, “It is unclear […] whether this trend indicates a causal relationship or mere correlation.” The […]

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WICHITA — A Wichita mother is making one final push for an alternative treatment for her daughter who suffers from epileptic seizures. Tracy Robles has been pleading with Kansas lawmakers for years to allow those with cancer or rare illnesses like her daughter to have medicine that’s currently illegal in the state. Sofie, 7, has […]

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A marijuana-based drug has effectively treated children who suffer from a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome in its first clinical trial, the drug’s manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday. In a major victory for patients and legalization advocates, Epidiolex — a drug derived from a non-psychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol […]

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Irregular sleep patterns can release endocannabinoids and induce the munchies in a similar way that cannabis does.  A randomized crossover study indicated that losing sleep disrupts the satiety hormone, the “feeling full” hormone. Brain chemistry can explain how both the munchies and how sleep deprivation may cause similar eating patterns. Erin Hanlon led a team […]

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Researchers believe medical cannabis could possibly help treat cancer as well as a number of related symptoms. In a study published on Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, experts from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Alpert Medical School of Brown University observed several potential benefits for cancer patients who use medical marijuana. “Marijuana […]

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