Tinctures and tonics are basically the same thing. Tinctures are typically taken with a dropper, a tonic can be taken with a teaspoon. I like to call my infused drinking alcohol a tonic, but technically, a tincture is any plant steeped in alcohol.
The coronavirus outbreak has prompted several states to allow cannabis delivery and curbside pickup, services that advocates championed before the pandemic but may otherwise have been delayed for months or years — if they were approved at all.
The Coronavirus pandemic is now in full swing, with non-essential retail businesses being ordered to close in a number of countries around the world. Included are legal cannabis dispensaries in countries like the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, where customers are queueing in order to stock up.
Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population
Opioid-related mortality increased by 15.6% from 2014 to 2015 and increased almost 320% between 2000 and 2015. Recent research finds that the use of all pain medications (opioid and nonopioid collectively) decreases in Medicare Part D and Medicaid populations when states approve medical cannabis laws (MCLs). The association between MCLs and opioid prescriptions is not well understood. Medical cannabis laws are associated with significant reductions in opioid prescribing in the Medicare Part D population. This finding was particularly strong in states that permit dispensaries, and for reductions in hydrocodone and morphine prescriptions.