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Case Report: Cannabis Substitution Therapy for Prescription Opioid Detoxification

Data continue to emerge on the use of cannabinoids for pain management, narcotic substitution, and heroin withdrawal. Building on previous studies, I present a case demonstrating the effectiveness of dose-controlled, oral cannabinoids to rapidly remove prescription opioids using cannabis substitution therapy.

Self-Reported Effects of Medical Cannabis on Illness Severity, Depression and Anxiety in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Large Retrospective Case Series

Medical cannabis may play an important role in the management of fibromyalgia and associated symptoms of depression and anxiety. Further studies are needed to support the use of medical cannabis in patients with fibromyalgia.

Opioid Wean With Medical Cannabis: A Case Report

We present a case report of a patient who was guided through 2 postsurgical opioid wean programs. The opioid wean after the first surgery did not include medical cannabis whereas the opioid wean after the second surgery did; the difference in symptoms is striking.

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DEA Continues to Defend Decision to Fire Special Agent Who Used CBD as Opioid Substitute
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) decided to fire “outstanding” special agent Anthony Armour after he tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) due to consuming a cannabidiol (CBD) product that he says he thought was legal hemp. Mr. Armour had sought to use CBD for pain relief instead of prescription opioids and had been with the DEA…
Longer Use of Medical Cannabis May Decrease Opioid Dosage Among Long-Term Users
Longer duration of medical cannabis treatment was associated with reductions in opioid dosage among patients with chronic pain on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT), according to the results of a cohort study published in JAMA Network Open. Investigators from the New York State Department of Health sourced data from the Medical Marijuana Data Management System (MMDMS) and…
Use of Medical Cannabis May Improve Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients
Patients receiving medical cannabis as treatment saw an improvement in health-related quality of life scores, according to the results of a retrospective case series study published in JAMA Network Open.1 Significant improvements compared to baseline in all 8 domains of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) were reported by patients after receiving medical cannabis.…