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 in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. Summary Findings The prevalence … Continue reading More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

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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 born in 2016 fell to 78.6 years, although a minor decline of 0.1 percent, while … Continue reading Drug ODs Reduce Life Expectancy in USA

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 the workplace. Torry highlights the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries … Continue reading Drug Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Explode

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 opioid use. This is what my preliminary research suggested. I pioneered this critical program at … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Addiction