Opioid deaths fall in Colorado following recreational cannabis legalisation

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado is saving lives according to new research Opioid deaths fell by 6.5% two years after Colorado legalised cannabis for recreational purposes in 2015 10,000 of people die from opioid abuse in America every year According to new research, legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado has led to [...]

Can medical marijuana replace pharmaceutical pain medications?

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Cannabis has been used medically to treat pain for centuries Latest study conducted on cannabis as a pain treatment found 97% of patients “strongly agreed” that they were able to decrease the number of opiates they consume when they also used cannabis Findings could pose serious risk to the future of pharmaceutical opioid-based [...]

Largest survey on CBD finds nearly half of users are able to stop taking traditional medications

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Depression, Featured Research, Inflammation, Legalisation, Migraines, News, Opiates, Opioids, Research|

Survey found that 42% of new CBD users were able to stop taking pharmaceutical medicines 80% of respondents found CBD to be "very or extremely effective" in treating conditions 55% of respondents were female Can CBD become the UK's main medicinal cannabis product? Evidence from the largest ever survey on CBD is suggesting [...]

Is Medical Cannabis the Answer to Britain’s Growing Pharmaceutical Drug Crisis?

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, MS, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thousands of people overdose on pharmaceutical prescription drugs every year in the UK 1,195 people overdosed on legal pharmaceutical drugs in 2014 A leading pathologist recently called for prescription painkiller Tramadol to be upgraded to a Class A following hundreds of deaths relating to the drug Thousands of patients worldwide have been replacing [...]

Just How Addictive is Cannabis? Dr. Rasmussen Investigates…

By | July 30th, 2015|Categories: Addiction|

Just How Addictive is Cannabis?  I always remind people when they say that cannabis is addictive, that it lowers IQ, and makes you amotivational, that Carl Sagan, one of the most prolific scientists of our era, was a noted user. One of the most gifted singer/songwriters of our era, the late Amy Winehouse, was also [...]

Can Marijuana be used to treat Addiction? – Part 1

By | May 19th, 2015|Categories: Addiction|

The next time you are sitting on a park bench listening to the 25th anniversary edition of Tull’s Aqualung, ponder this: why do humans have endogenous ligands in their brains that resemble opium and marijuana biomolecules? How do these systems interact? What are the medical implications? The answers lie in addiction and reward pathways. […]