As more states legalize cannabis consumption, many more people will likely use medical marijuana as a supplement to or substitution for prescription drugs, says a University of Michigan researcher.

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Medical-marijuana patients in Arizona smoked, vaped, dabbed, ate, or otherwise consumed a record 61 tons of cannabis products in 2018, state records show.

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Ailing Ohioans awaiting medical marijuana relief can circle Jan. 15 on their calendars -- the latest estimate of when product will be on shelves.

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Columbia Care and Columbia University are collaborating on a federally funded study on the effects of medical marijuana on opioid use.

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Despite a bumpy rollout that has drawn lawsuits and criticism from legislators, a new report shows the number of Floridians using medical marijuana continues to grow.

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A study out of the Netherlands found that standardised pharmaceutical-grade cannabis with a high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content was effective in treating the musculoskeletal pain caused by fibromyalgia.

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More than 2,100 certified veterinarians who are currently practicing participated in the anonymous online survey, the results of which were published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Studies.

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More seniors are turning to medical marijuana to ease their pain. The National Council on Aging says from 2006 to 2013, cannabis use among seniors increased by 250%.

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The study with generalized anxiety disorder patients is one of the first to look closely at different strains and the medicinal benefits they might offer.

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Although cannabis is medically, therapeutically, and nutritionally beneficial, the presence of various terpenes in cannabis can positively improve users’ well-being and emotional state of mind to another level.

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Generally the patient learns what dosage works for them. But this can be a variable effect based upon many factors including sleep patterns, variability of symptoms of the disease process, mental state among others.

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A Massachusetts family’s experience giving marijuana edibles to their dying patriarch is set to kick off a desperately needed investigation into how cannabis might treat some of the more troubling symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects 5.7 million Americans.

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“After monitoring patients 65 and older for six months, we found medical cannabis treatment significantly relieves pain and improves quality of life for seniors with minimal side effects reported.”

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One of the most promising -- and pressing -- areas of research has to do with the effects of medical marijuana on people with diabetes. 

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Alzheimer’s disease will become eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota next year, making it the 14th health condition approved since the state’s cannabis program began in 2015.

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