Implications of prescription drug monitoring and medical cannabis legislation on opioid overdose mortality

Ecological study estimating opioid-related mortality in states with and without a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and/or medical cannabis legislation. The relationship between PDMPs with mandatory access provisions, medical cannabis legislation, and opioid-related mortality rates. When combined with the availability of medical cannabis as an alternative analgesic therapy, PDMPs may be more effective at decreasing opioid-related mortality.

Colorado Researchers Looking For Dogs To Test CBD Treatments

Research in Colorado is progressing into the four legged variety Researchers at Colorado State University are looking for dogs with osteoarthritis or epilepsy to test cannabidiol treatments. Cannabidiols, or CBDs, are a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. “The CBD product is very low in the psychoactive component of cannabis, THC, making it safe for use in dogs,” researchers stated on the CSU website. Each dog will be randomly assigned…