Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality

Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality

As reported in the August, 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, this research shares an examination of the association between medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality. Each year after implementation of the law showed that such laws were associated with a lower rate of overdose mortality that generally strengthened over time. (more…)

Opioid Dependence And Cannabis

Opioid Dependence And Cannabis

This study published in the American Journal of Addiction in 2009, replicates a previously surprising finding that intermittent cannabis use is associated with improved retention in naltrexone treatment among opioid dependent patients, while both abstinence from cannabis and regular cannabis use during naltrexone treatment are associated with high dropout. (more…)