Medical Marijuana News Channel

Medical Marijuana News Channel

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Medical marijuana bill on its way to Indiana legislature — and a Republican is behind it































A Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would legalize medical marijuana.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

First medical marijuana dispensary opening in Hawaii




















This undated photo provided by Maui Grown Therapies shows medicinal cannabis grown in the dispensary's production centers in Upcountry Maui, Hawaii. Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies was the first dispensary in the state to sell medical marijuana to patients. (Maui Grown Therapies via AP)

Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis Tuesday.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Biology of Cannabis vs. Opioids for Pain Relief



























(GeorgeManga/iStock)

Cannabis and opioids are both known for their analgesic, pain-relieving effects. However, opioids are highly addictive—between 1999 and 2014, sales of prescription opioids in the United States quadrupled, with staggering increases in overdoses. In the healthcare system, 49% of patients seeking treatment for pain leave with a prescription. Because the risk of addiction and overdose associated with opioids is so great, finding a drug substitute with less abuse potential is critical.