Has Medical Marijuana Saved Lives By Reducing Prescription Opioid Overdoses?

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 7:08 am

It is possible medical marijuana is saving lives but give people a less dangerous treatment for chronic pain. Earlier this year I noted that overall opioid prescriptions rates were lower in medical marijuana states and now there is research showing that the relative number of prescription opioid overdoses dropped significantly after states adopted medical marijuana. [...]

Colombian President Endorses Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Friday August 15, 2014 9:49 am

Colombia could soon become the latest country to embrace the use of marijuana for medical purposes. On Thursday President Juan Manuel Santos endorsed a new medical marijuana bill. From Reuters: “We look favorably upon your initiative over medicinal and therapeutic use of marijuana,” said Santos, referring to a congressional bill by Liberal party Senator Juan [...]

Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Medical Marijuana in Florida

By: Friday August 15, 2014 8:13 am

The people of Florida will be deciding whether or not to legalize medical marijuana this November and their former governor Jeb Bush (R) is strongly urging them to vote against it. From the Tampa Bay Times: “Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or [...]

“No major medical organization has come out in support of medical marijuana” says Florida opponent. Oh really?

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 8:33 am

Jessica Spencer, director of the well-funded Vote No on 2 campaign opposing legalization of medical marijuana may have Sheldon Adelson’s millions on her side, but apparently not the facts. Florida resident Cathy Jordan was diagnosed with Amyoltrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 1986 and given 5 years to live. She claims credits smoking marijuana [...]

Study Indicates Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Use by Teenagers

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 11:16 am

We have gotten to the point where the most common arguments against marijuana reform often focus on children. The implication is usually that legalizing marijuana for adults will cause youth usage to skyrocket. Yet there is now more research that indicates even these fears could be misplaced. A new NBER Working Paper from D. Mark [...]


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