Cannabis for pain is safer than opioids

By Adie Wilson-Poe | What’s it going to take for us to recognize the value of cannabis in combating the opioid epidemic? Two recent studies published in the American Medical Association’s peer-reviewed journal demonstrate that opioid use is lower in states where doctors can recommend medical cannabis. The findings back up previous studies showing these…

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On marijuana and opioids — the DEA has no clue what it’s talking about

BY PAUL ARMENTANO | Is state-level medical cannabis access mitigating or fueling America’s opioid crisis? Testifying before Congress last week, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) acting administrator Robert Patterson claimed the latter. But when he prompted to provide evidence in support of the agency’s position, he acknowledged that he could not. His failure…

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