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Study: Cannabis Use Reduces Daily Use of Prescription Opioids in Chronic Pain Patients

NORML

“These findings contribute robust evidence for clinicians regarding the potential benefits of medical cannabis in reducing the opioid burden for patients receiving long-term opioid therapy and possibly reduc[ing] their risk for overdose.”

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Georgia: Regulators Finally License Retailers to Begin Selling Low-THC Cannabis Products to Authorized Patients

NORML

"For almost ten years, patients and their providers have lacked the ability to locally access these medically necessary state-approved products from state-licensed retailers. The post Georgia: Regulators Finally License Retailers to Begin Selling Low-THC Cannabis Products to Authorized Patients appeared first on NORML.

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Kentucky Passes Medical Cannabis Law! What will it mean for patients?

Americans for Safe Access

Which unfortunately, means patients will continue to suffer in the meantime. After passing through the legislature with solid support and an enthusiastic Governor, this new law lays out a fairly restrictive program with a very long implementation period. Here is what you need to know about the new law…

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Show Your Support for Patients by Sponsoring Unity!

Americans for Safe Access

Sign up by Friday, December 9th to show your support for patients! We know that it has been a tough year for so many, and that is why we are extra appreciative that so many of you continue to support our work. There are only a few short days left to sponsor Unity! Let’s continue this journey together!

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Pledge to Demand Equity for Patients

Americans for Safe Access

From addressing challenges faced by patients in federally subsidized housing to veterans whose doctors are prohibited from recommending cannabis as a treatment option, the executive branch can accomplish meaningful change for patients without legislative action.

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Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

Across these states, millions of patients are demonstrating cannabis’ medicinal value through their treatments every day. Since the first medical cannabis laws were introduced in California 25 years ago, 35 states have joined with California in defiance of the federal prohibition of cannabis as a medicine.

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Study: Chronic Pain Patients Frequently Report Using Cannabis In Place of Opioids

NORML

The post Study: Chronic Pain Patients Frequently Report Using Cannabis In Place of Opioids appeared first on NORML. So it is no wonder that those with legal access to it are substituting cannabis in lieu of other, potentially less effective and more harmful substances.".