Medical Marijuana

Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong Filmed June 2015 at TEDGlobalLondon What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started […]

JAMA: Cannabinoids have Moderate Evidence Base for Medical Use A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Shows

Despite the systematic hurdles in place to perform research a recent article in the Journal of American Medical Association concludes there is moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity. Cannabinoids for Medical Use A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis    

Hazelden Introduces Medication Assisted Treatment into Recovery for First Time

In the past months, Hazelden has begin to prescribe the drug buprenorphine (Suboxone/BunAvail) for some patients addicted to opioids.  This includes the class of drugs that includes prescription pain relievers like Oxycontin as well as heroin. At low doses, buprenorphine acts like methadone or heroin, which helps addicts to avoid severe withdrawal. But when combined with Naloxone […]

Vireo Releases Protocol Aimed at Replacing Opioids with Medical Cannabis    This first-of-its-kind draft protocol is being called FREDOM (Flexible Reduction and Expedited Discontinuation of Opioid Medications) and has been developed to offer a potential path for physicians to help patients struggling with chronic or intractable pain replace opioids with medical cannabis. The protocol has […]