“There are direct reasons why [cannabis]could actually help people get off of opioids,” says one leading marijuana researcher.
Opponents of legalizing marijuana have long claimed that it is a “gateway drug” that leads to use of other substances. But one of the country’s most famous physicians says the opposite might be true.
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.
On Friday, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that 25% of U.S. overdoses are due to heroin,
Julia Sullivan makes her own medicine, toasting marijuana buds in her oven, simmering them in oil, dripping the oil into capsules.
Pot for pain is picking up speed. Should it?
While opioid pain relievers offer critical benefits to certain patients, such as those with cancer-related pain, the rise of opioid prescriptions has had devastating public health consequences.
Rigid rules around medical marijuana leading to more prescription opioid use and abuse
The idea that addiction is typically a chronic, progressive disease that requires treatment is false, the evidence shows. Yet the "aging out" experience of the majority is ignored by treatment providers and journalists.