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Governor of Hawaii Vetoed Bill Allowing Cannabis for Opioid Addicts

By | July 11th, 2018|addiction, Hawaii, News, opioid crisis|

Despite overwhelming support from lawmakers, Hawaii Gov. David Ige has vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana treatments for opioid and substance use disorders. The veto comes six months after the Hawaii State Legislature introduced the SB 2407, which passed by a large majority in early May. But by late June, Gov. Ige [...]

Renowned Medical Marijuana Doctor Says Concentrates Should be Banned

By | July 5th, 2018|addiction, concentrates, drug abuse, health, News|

Dr. Rav Ivker, a physician renowned for using cannabis to treat chronic pain, has said he believes marijuana concentrates should be banned. “I think they should be illegal,” Ivker said. “In fact, I hope they become illegal. The only thing they’re good for is getting really high. But they’re high-risk, and there’s really no benefit from [...]

New York Lawmakers Push to Treat Opioid Addiction with Cannabis

By | June 8th, 2018|addiction, new york, News, opioid crisis|

Although cannabis has long been falsely accused of being a “gateway drug” for harder substances like heroin and opioid-based painkillers, the public perception has dramatically shifted in recent years. So much so, in fact, that renowned doctors have essentially said just the opposite—cannabis can actually help ween people off of physically addicting opioids. Dr. Oz [...]

Illinois Senate Votes To Give Medical Marijuana to Opioid Addicts

By | April 27th, 2018|addiction, Illinois, News, opioid crisis|

Yesterday, Illinois lawmakers cast an important vote. In response to the opioid crisis sweeping the nation, the Illinois Senate voted to give opioid addicts access to medical marijuana. Considering the state’s restrictive medical marijuana program and a spike in opioid-related hospital visits last year, this is a significant medical victory for Illinois. Temporary Access To [...]

This State May Add Opioid Withdrawal to Medical Marijuana Program

By | February 26th, 2018|addiction, connecticut, News, opioid crisis|

The post This State May Add Opioid Withdrawal to Medical Marijuana Program appeared first on High Times. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, more and more people are looking to cannabis as a solution. In Connecticut, new proposals mean this state may add opioid withdrawal to medical marijuana program. The state [...]

Jeff Sessions Blames Marijuana For Opioid Crisis

By | February 7th, 2018|addiction, Jeff Sessions, News, opioid crisis|

The post Jeff Sessions Blames Marijuana For Opioid Crisis appeared first on High Times. Jeff Sessions is at it again. The Attorney General has never been shy about his stark opposition to anything having to do with cannabis. He regularly spews all sorts of anti-weed vitriol—even when it flies in the face of scientific evidence. [...]

Can Cannabis Wean Addicts Off Heroin and Other Opiates?

By | February 6th, 2018|addiction, health, News, Opiods, opioid crisis|

The post Can Cannabis Wean Addicts Off Heroin and Other Opiates? appeared first on High Times. Can cannabis wean addicts off heroin and other opiates? These drugs are now killing more Americans than the Vietnam War. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 64,000 people died in 2016 due to [...]

Has Federal Marijuana Research Evolved?

By | February 2nd, 2018|addiction, Research, study, teenagers, tobacco|

The post Has Federal Marijuana Research Evolved? appeared first on High Times. Has federal marijuana research evolved since the early days of prohibition? The legalization of marijuana by states across the country has tempered the federal government’s presentation of research on marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) acknowledges research that makes several former [...]

Canadian Lawmakers Pushing To Decriminalize All Drugs

By | January 30th, 2018|addiction, canada, decriminalization, federal government, News, opioids|

The post Canadian Lawmakers Pushing To Decriminalize All Drugs appeared first on High Times. A group of lawmakers in Canada wants the country to move much further than cannabis legalization. They want the country to decriminalize all illegal drugs. With Canadian lawmakers pushing to decriminalize all drugs, conversations about drug laws and public health are receiving [...]

Marijuana Anonymous: Is It Necessary?

By | January 22nd, 2018|activism, addiction, News|

The post Marijuana Anonymous: Is It Necessary? appeared first on High Times. There is a vile plague spreading across the land—a green leech, of sorts—with the uncanny ability to go to the gutter for the eternal souls of every sex, race and religion and bury their combustible corpses in the most rotten inception of hell. [...]