Can marijuana treat other drug addictions?

As part of the “harm reduction” strategy of addiction treatment, experts are exploring cannabinoids to ease addiction to cocaine, opioids and other drugs. (CNN)Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance.  A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level …

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Republican legislators finally get on board with medical cannabis oil

BY: Brianne Pfannenstiel Rep. Dave Maxwell was firmly opposed to Iowa’s limited medical cannabis oil program, approved in 2014. He worried about opening the door to recreational drug use and about whether enough scientific evidence supported the medicinal use of marijuana. But nearly three years later, Maxwell is among more than a dozen Republican …

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