High Times Presents: The U.S. Cannabis Cup

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New Synthetic Opioid Has States Rushing to Stop Spread

 A new synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is connected to at least 50 deaths nationwide has several states scrambling to stop its spread, with Kansas law enforcement agencies seeking an emergency ban.

CDC Guidelines Aim to Curb Painkiller Epidemic

Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.

Study: Cannabis Improves Outcomes in Opioid-Dependent Subjects Undergoing Treatment

Cannabis use is associated with improved outcomes in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing outpatient treatment, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Med-Pot Patients Turn Away from Prescription Pills, Booze

Patients with access to pot typically reduce their consumption of prescription pills, booze and hard drugs.  

OxyContin for Children is FDA Approved, While Cannabis Remains Illegal

While the federal government continues to balk at the idea of legalizing cannabis oil, even low-THC strains with minimal to no intoxication for children suffering from a variety of conditions, they apparently do not have any issue with the youth of America getting hooked ...

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