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While the remark could have been a gaff on the part of Rep. Elijah Cummings, it could also show that he, and many others who are new to the positive side of the THC table, still holds some lingering prejudice against the plant.
In the DEA's own guide of drugs, marijuana is categorized as more dangerous than meth, fentanyl and many other deadly drugs.
Researchers at Northwell Health conducted a questionnaire of older men and women to assess the efficacy of cannabis for pain management.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta penned an open letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions detailing how medical marijuana could save the lives of up to 10,000 people every year.
"We do know that cannabis is much less risky than opiates, as far as likelihood of dependency."
We have an opioid emergency in the United States. Not all can see this first hand, but it is here, damaging individuals, families and our economy.
Medical marijuana dispensaries save lives. That's the conclusion from a RAND report funded by the federal government.
She is currently attending the St. Martinus University School of Medicine in the Caribbean and wants to help patients fight opioid addiction with the help of cannabis.
Cannabidiol reduces heroin cravings more than a week after abstinence, and seems to restore some of the neurobiological damage induced by opioid use.
The White House opioid commission report contained many recommendations including increasing the number of drug courts. Here's what went wrong.