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02 Dec

Smoking cannabis ‘helps addicts give up heroin’, study finds

Smoking marijuana helps patients give up opiates such as heroin, a new study has found. Researchers at Columbia University assessed the use of cannabinoids versus a placebo in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing in-patient detoxification and outpatient treatment with naltrexone, an opiate receptor antagonist. The opioid-dependent subjects undergoing outpatient treatment who used cannabis were more likely to

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30 Nov

In Medical Marijuana States, ‘Pot Doctors’ Push Boundaries

The green-typeface slogan “WE’ED like to be your doctor!” —unmistakably weed-friendly — has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider’s clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago. In New Jersey, Dr. Anthony Anzalone has a similar following at his three clinics, marketed online with a marijuana leaf

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18 Nov

Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his thoughts on research, medical marijuana at Toronto event

Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his thoughts on research, medical marijuana at Toronto event But also that some of our great scientific innovations sometimes are sitting right in front of us, we just have to go out and get ’em, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta expressed his support for the importance of

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10 Oct

Study supports safety of medical cannabis for chronic pain

Study supports safety of medical cannabis for chronic pain Cannabis is widely used by patients with chronic pain to self-medicate but its long-term safety profile is not well established. Researchers from Canada found the rate of serious adverse events among 215 chronic pain patients prescribed cannabis for a year was similar to that of 216

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30 Sep

Medical marijuana seems to safely help chronic pain patients: study

Medical marijuana seems to safely help chronic pain patients: study TORONTO — Medical cannabis appears to be reasonably safe as well as effective in helping to relieve chronic pain — at least in patients who have previously used the drug, a study has found.The benchmark study, conducted at seven pain-management clinics across Canada, found that

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24 Sep

Cannabis significantly combats neuropathic pain

For those suffering from neuropathic pain, it appears that treatments from the farm may be more effective than the pharmacy. A 2013 study published in The Journal of Pain analyzed the the capacity of vaporized cannabis to treat neuropathic pain. In Low-dose vaporized cannabis significantly improves neuropathic pain, researchers conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study

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