Supporters of medical marijuana have often said that legalizing cannabis for medicinal pain relief purposes may help reduce the need for opioid painkillers. Proponents argue replacing opioid painkillers with medicinal cannabis will reduce painkiller addiction, overdose, and death, as millions of pain patients will switch from opioids to medicinal cannabis once cannabis is legal.
From THC to CBD and from delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol to CBG—the cannabis industry is constantly bringing new products to market. Some are addictive or harmful and others have therapeutic value. We’ve rounded up the most important information you need to know.
The subject of marijuana legalization has been hotly debated for decades. New research has found that when states legalize marijuana, consumption rates go up. Since marijuana has harmful short-term and long-term effects, constituents, policymakers, and public health officials should bear that in mind when deciding on marijuana laws.
More young adults are using marijuana after states legalize and the fact that marijuana is quite harmful to people in their late teens and early 20s is a very real problem that’s made worse by continued legalization.
While some of the argument behind marijuana legalization revolves around a claim that legal access to marijuana would reduce the need for addictive opioid painkillers, according to a recent study opioid use statistics do not fall when marijuana is used to relieve pain.
As cannabis legalization efforts have increased across the U.S. more youth begin to see marijuana as non-threatening and usage rates have begun to climb, creating serious problems for this nation's young people.
The day infamous as 4/20, is when marijuana advocates around the United States stage protests and rallies, gathering in public places en masse to smoke pot. The goal of such events is to make weed more popular and mainstream, and thereby to contribute to the widespread push to get cannabis legalized.
If you follow the news about drug legalization as presented by the mainstream media, you are likely to be mightily confused. Well-paid spin doctors work overtime to fill major media, blogs, magazines, television, and radio with pro-legalization messages.
On November fourth in Oregon, as in several other states, there is a vote about the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana. As this takes place, Oregon struggles with a terrible problem with opiate use and addiction.
From 2004 to 2009, the Labour government in the UK reclassified marijuana into a lower level of legal penalties. If we looked at the result of this action, could we possibly predict what might happen in the US as a result of increasing medical and recreational use of this drug?