Filtered by tag "Opioid Abuse"

Calls for Veteran Access to Medical Cannabis Fueled by Growing Opioid Crisis

  Amid Opioid Crisis, Congress Resists Calls to Grant Veterans Access to Medical Cannabis    Among nearly 19 million U.S. military veterans, 8.9 million are enrolled in the VA health care system, the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Chronic pain is pervasive among veterans, affecting more than half of their population; more than 1.2 million are treated with [...]
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Medical Cannabis Could Easily Save American Taxpayers Over $220 Million

Medical Cannabis Could Easily Save American Taxpayers Over $220 Million  Washington –New Frontier Data, the authority in business intelligence for the cannabis industry, in preparing its upcoming annual report, The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook, delved into the staggering opioid epidemic plaguing the country. In 2013, the U.S. Medicare program spent nearly [...]
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Unintentional Overdoses Involving Selected Drugs in Ohio, 2002-2013

Unintentional Drug Overdoses In Ohio From 2002 To 2013

  Ohio’s marijuana legalization debate is taking place amid an explosion of opioid abuse in the state. Since 2002, overdoses from all opioids have increased 347%, from 344 deaths to 1,539 deaths in 2013. Heroin overdoses alone have increased over 800% in the same period. If legalized this November, marijuana may offer an alternative approach […]
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