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One way to fight the opioid epidemic? Medical marijuana.

The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic has led to a record number of deadly drug overdoses, with the US recording an all-time high of 47,000 overdose deaths - two-thirds of which were opioid-related - in 2014.
Use of cannabinoids in cancer care: palliative care

Integrating cannabis medicine into oncologic palliative care promises to improve overall health-related quality of life, to provide further relief from distressing symptoms and spiritual suffering, and to bring hope to patients and families facing terminal illness.
Phytocannabinoids - An Exploratory Look at Patient Response to Cannabinoid Therapies Applied to a Range of Health Challenges

While a large body of knowledge exists relating to the use of cannabinoids as a medicine, there is an even larger body of knowledge designed to identify the negative aspects of cannabis without consideration of the positive effects being presented.
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Vermont governor vetoes marijuana legalization bill: “We must get this right”
Scott said he is sending the bill back with suggestions for another path forward and suggested that changes could be made to the bill in a special session this summer

Are Cannabis Clubs Coming to Oregon? The Proposed Bill Sounds Promising

Senate Bill 307 would allow state-licensed lounges to permit cannabis consumption among adults 21 and older, provided the city or county has not banned cannabis establishments.
For Veterans With PTSD, Medical Marijuana Can Mean a Good Night’s Sleep

Too many American veterans face a new enemy, encountered months or many years after leaving active duty: sleeplessness. David Bass, a US Army officer who served for 20 years, describes how insomnia can begin for soldiers.
Activation of the CB2 receptor may be beneficial in bone cancer
Research with cancer cells of the bones (osteosarcoma) shows that both CB2 receptor stimulation and vanilloid receptor 2 activation “can act on the same pathways to obtain the same effect, indicating the endocannabinoid/endovanilloid system as a new therapeutic target in osteosarcoma.”
Endocannabinoids may ameliorate radiation-induced lung injury
Inhibition of the degradation of endocannabinoids by a FAAH-inhibitor (URB937) improved the consequences to the lungs of mice after irradiation to the thoracic region. The endocannabinoids did not compromise the efficacy of irradiation on cancer control.