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Medical marijuana is giving some serious competition to the prescription drug industry. A new analysis of Medicaid claims found that prescriptions to treat pain, nausea, seizures, psychosis and depression plummeted in the 23 states and District of Columbia where medical marijuana was legal in 2014. Source: Prescriptions Plummet in Medical […]

Prescriptions Plummet in Medical Marijuana States ā€” Pain News Network

By Marissa Fratoni, RN-BSN, LMT, RYT, INHC Have you ever been in the presence of someone having a severe flashback to a war that was fought over forty years ago? Let me paint a picture for you. Iā€™m visiting a patient because he has had a really bad week and […]

On The Front Lines With a Cannabis Nurse

Glaucoma is an irreversible blinding eye disease which produces progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is currently the only modifiable risk factor, and lowering IOP results in reduced risk of progression of the disorder. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has attracted considerable attention as a potential target for […]

The Endocannabinoid System as a Therapeutic Target in Glaucoma|Neural Plasticity

  “The case of Alex P. suggests that the practice of employing pharmaceutical drugs as first-line treatment exposes children gratuitously to harmful side effects.”   Source: Cannabis as a First-Line Treatment for Childhood Mental Disorders | O’Shaughnessy’s Editor’s Note: This is an interesting case study on the use of cannabinoids […]

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                                          Severe pain drove this average Minnesotan to seek the comforts of medical cannabis. Here’s how things worked out for her.   Read More: Will medical cannabis really work for […]

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New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.   Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013. They found […]

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