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Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk

The past use of cannabis is significantly associated with lower odds of diabetes in adults, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators with the University of Toronto assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes in a nationally representative sample while accounting for a...

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New Mexico: Health Secretary Balks At Medical Cannabis Expansion

Santa Fe: Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has agreed to proposed changes in the state's medical cannabis law that would permit patients with obstructive sleep apnea to access marijuana; but she rejected calls to expand access to patients with other debilitating conditions, including Tourette's syndrome (TS) and opioid dependency. "I cannot say...

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Daily Cannabis Use Associated With Grater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment

Daily cannabis users undergoing therapy for opioid dependence are far more likely to complete their treatment regimen than are non-users, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Addiction. Canadian investigators assessed retention rates among 820 subjects enrolled in either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone-based treatment programs. Researchers reported, "[I]ndividuals...

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