Monthly Archives: December 2017

More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

Jacqueline Howard, writing in CNN, summarizes a Kaiser Permanente Northern California study. More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise … Continue reading

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Drug ODs Reduce Life Expectancy in USA

Government researchers announced life expectancy in the United States fell for the second year in a row in 2016 — claiming it’s clear the epidemic of drug overdoses is at least in part to blame. Life expectancy for a baby … Continue reading

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Drug Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Explode

Writing in Wall Street Journal, Harriet Torry alerts us that the number of U.S. deaths at work from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses jumped more than 30% in 2016. America’s struggle with the deadly opioid epidemic is now common to … Continue reading

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Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Addiction

A November 2017 study conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico, comparing medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in … Continue reading

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