A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program. Source: Study: Nationwide medical marijuana laws would save lives — and […]

Study: Nationwide medical marijuana laws would save lives — and ...

 ALBANY — The state Department of Health has given conditional approval to five companies seeking new licenses to grow, produce and sell medical marijuana products, with plans to dole out full registrations later this month if those companies meet certain requirements. In an affidavit included with court papers filed in […]

State prepares for new medical marijuana companies

In a recent study, researchers at Indiana University found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana. “The most exciting aspect of this research is the potential to produce the same therapeutic benefits […]

Potential chronic pain treatment without opioid or medical marijuana side ...