As policymakers continue to grapple with the opioid crisis, some are setting their sights on state medical marijuana programs as a potential option for reducing opioid consumption. Measures to expand medical marijuana access for current opioid users are now taking shape in multiple states, signaling an evolving role for medical marijuana in the effort to
The patients we serve suffer from a wide range of conditions and symptoms, but relief from depression, anxiety, and stress easily ranks among the most common treatment goals our patients share with us. These challenges can be debilitating on their own, but they also represent commonly occurring symptomatic responses to other acute conditions. Cancer patients,
The public health consequences of opioid abuse have captured considerable attention among policy makers and the press in recent years, yet there remains no clear consensus on how best to address the issue. As the search for solutions continues, professional sports are providing a new forum for the growing debate over whether medical marijuana can
An encouraging new study published in The Economic Journal suggests that medical marijuana laws may have additional benefits beyond improving access and health outcomes for patients in need. According to the researchers: We show that the introduction of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) leads to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico. The reduction
Since we first opened our doors to patients last year, Columbia Care IL has worked tirelessly to become one of Chicago’s best dispensaries. It’s been a rewarding journey and an honor to see the Columbia Care family grow from just a handful of patients to a vibrant community that makes the dispensary feel like home.