Friday, January 17, 2020

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Punishing Drug Dealers Just Leads To More Violence And Deadly Narcotics

A new report calls into question whether current criminalization of drug dealers actually makes a difference in reducing drug harm and violence.

Prescription Opioid Overdoses As Likely In Teenagers As Adults, Study Finds

A new study found that among the 30,000 overdoses reported in 2016 for people ages 12-21, 30% of cases involved prescription opioids.

People Are Choosing Marijuana Over Sleep Aids

A recent study shows that states where marijuana is legal are seeing a decrease in purchases of over the counter sleep medications.

Pro Baseball Removes Marijuana From Its Banned Substances List

As an effort to crack down on opioids, minor league players will no longer receive marijuana drug testing.

Science Still Confused Over Whether Marijuana Can Tame Opioid Epidemic

No one appears to have any idea whether access to legal weed would really keep people from using opioids in the first place. 

Recovering After Knee Surgery: How CBD And Marijuana Can Help

Multiple studies have showcased that THC and CBD offer an alternative to opioids and other pain medicines.

Marijuana’s Effect On Sore, Aching Muscles

The cannabinoids in marijuana not only assist in blocking nerve pain, but they limit the side effects of typical prescription drugs. 

MLB Might Allow Players To Use Marijuana As Pain Management Next Season

The MLB and its players union have discussed the possibility of loosening its testing on marijuana, according to the LA Times.

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