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July 16, 2020

SIGN: Tell Biden and Trump to Support an End to Marijuana Prohibition

Both Trump and Biden want your vote in November. but neither have sought to earn your vote by pledging to end marijuana prohibition. Sign the petition to tell them to support legalization.

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July 15, 2020

Survey: Majority of Health Care Professionals Endorse Cannabis Use Instead of Opioids in Chronic Pain Patients

Of eligible respondents, 72 percent agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be used to reduce the use of opioids for non-cancer pain.” Sixty-three percent of respondents also agreed, “The DEA should reclassify marijuana so that it is no longer a schedule I drug."

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July 14, 2020

Cannabis Use Rising Among Chronic Pain Patients

“Over the course of our study, … we identified a significant and progressive increase in the number of patients using cannabis. In patients with chronic pain, cannabis use more than doubled during this period.”

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July 13, 2020

Study: Cumulative Use of Cannabis Not Associated with Heart Abnormalities at Middle Age

"Our finding that occasional marijuana was not associated with ECG abnormalities adds to the growing body of evidence that this level of marijuana use and CVD events and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis are not associated."

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