Tag Archives: Marijuana

Marijuana Users At A Higher Risk Of Dying From High Blood Pressure?

The results of a new study are making headlines with claims that marijuana users are connected to a three-hold higher risk of dying from hypertension (high blood pressure) than someone who doesn’t use marijuana. There is one small catch to the findings of this new marijuana study. Namely, there are some limitations with the study’s findings. One of the more ...

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Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Out Of Control In One Pennsylvania County

Synthetic marijuana is being blamed for nearly 160 overdoses over seven days in one Pennsylvania county. Between July 7 and July 14, Lancaster County emergency personnel responded to 115 calls to 911 related to synthetic marijuana or K2 overdoses, with many of the calls involving multiple victims. According to first responders, the 158 synthetic marijuana overdose patients ranged in ages ...

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Opioid Overdose Crisis: Ohio Sheriff Bans Narcan From Officers, Can Legal Marijuana Solve State’s Epidemic?

As the opioid overdose crisis overwhelms emergency responders and law enforcement nationwide, one Ohio lawman is taking an unusual approach to the fight. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones will not allow his deputies to carry Narcan, a drug which could save the lives of opioid addicts. Citing safety reasons, Sheriff Jones says first responders are more equipped to handle ...

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Opioid Overdose Crisis: Ohio Sheriff Bans Narcan From Officers, Can Legal Marijuana Solve State’s Epidemic?

As the opioid overdose crisis overwhelms emergency responders and law enforcement nationwide, one Ohio lawman is taking an unusual approach to the fight. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones will not allow his deputies to carry Narcan, a drug which could save the lives of opioid addicts. Citing safety reasons, Sheriff Jones says first responders are more equipped to handle ...

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[Study] Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana To Opiates For Treating Chronic Pain

When it comes to the treatment of chronic pain there aren’t very many options available that actually leave patients feeling relieved (at least not without a slew of nasty side effects). With the growing acceptance and use of medical marijuana, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a recent survey suggests that patients now prefer medical marijuana to prescription ...

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[Study] Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana To Opiates For Treating Chronic Pain

When it comes to the treatment of chronic pain there aren’t very many options available that actually leave patients feeling relieved (at least not without a slew of nasty side effects). With the growing acceptance and use of medical marijuana, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a recent survey suggests that patients now prefer medical marijuana to prescription ...

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Pot Vs. Painkillers — Study Shows People Would Rather Treat Pain With Marijuana Than Opioids

From acute to chronic, pain is terrible to deal with. For many, when someone is experiencing pain and seeks medication from a physician, they are often prescribed opiate-based painkillers. As the move to switch from addictive and sometimes deadly treatments associated with prescription drugs to medical marijuana continues, a new study shows that most people, when given both pot and ...

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Minnesota Health Commissioner: Marijuana Patients See Many Benefits, No Serious Adverse Events

At the end of the first year of the Minnesota medical marijuana program, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reporting good news about medical cannabis. Early data from MDH research is being heralded as “a first-of-its-kind study,” and it shows that medical marijuana has been positive for most of the state’s patients. The study uses survey results and enrollment, ...

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Medical Marijuana: Mexico Permits Millions Of Epilepsy Patients To Use Cannabis

Legal medical marijuana will soon be available south of the border. On Friday, lawmakers in Mexico overwhelmingly approved a bill authorizing cannabis for medical use nationwide. The popular bill passed by a 374-7 vote in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies. As medical marijuana legislation was previously accepted by the Senate five months ago, it will move to President Enrique Pena Nieto ...

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Marijuana And Opioids; Which Drug Is Safer?

The debate heats up between two chemical substances; marijuana and opioids. Which drug is the most dangerous, claims the most lives and causes the most health issues? Many people believe that prescription painkillers are more dangerous than marijuana. After all, one needs a prescription from a doctor to get opioid painkillers to use them legally and they are very effective ...

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