One month after announcing it would dramatically overhaul qualifying conditions for medical cannabis use, the New York State Health Department of Health announced Thursday that it had filed emergency regulations instituting the new policy. Effective immediately, New Yorkers may now replace opioid prescriptions with medical marijuana. As of July 12, any condition for which a […]

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In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, more and more patients and doctors are turning to pot over pills. Dustin Sulak, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, believes that […]

America’s opioid crisis is spiking fatal overdose rates from sea to shining sea, lining the pockets of pharmaceutical executives and inspiring only minimal responses from President Trump. To combat the deadly drug epidemic, public health experts from the local level to the federal government have turned to medical marijuana, a painkiller in its own right […]

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. The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer medical marijuana, and many believe it is just as effective for their pain. “This study can conclude that […]

Overdose deaths from pharmaceutical opioids in America have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses in the United States. However, a new study suggests that medical marijuana could provide some relief from the national epidemic of prescription painkiller overdoses. The 13 states that passed laws allowing for the use of medical marijuana between […]