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This New Drug Is as Strong as Morphine, But Without The Side Effects

Scientists have developed a new drug that could be a safer alternative to morphine for medical use. The researchers found that engineered variants of endomorphin, a naturally occurring chemical in the body, are as strong as morphine when it comes to killing pain. On top of that, the medication doesn't produce any of the unwanted side...

Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company's flagship product is a prescription opioid spray made from fentanyl, an incredibly addictive and deadly drug estimated to be 50 times stronger than heroin. Cannabis, Insys knew, could disrupt the $24 billion market...

Human Brains Make Their Own ‘Marijuana’ from Conception Onward: Endocannabinoid System

If reading that headline made you do a double-take, you’re not alone. Apparently our bodies contain an entire Endocannabinoid System, and the modern medical system isn’t too terribly concerned with educating us about it. The endocannabinoid system works in conjunction with opioid receptors in our brains, and plays crucial roles in curbing inflammation and maintaining homeostasis in many...

43 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia – Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read This

written by Julie Hambleton In America, between three and six million people, or one in every fifty, suffer from Fibromyalgia, a syndrome characterized by debilitating pain experienced all over the body with no obvious cause. Though often people do improve over time, it is often something that they will have to deal with for their...

People will choose legal marijuana over alcohol, U.S. study shows

Medical marijuana becoming available in U.S. states led to a noticeable fall in alcohol sales, a recent study finds. Researchers looked at retail sales data for beer and wine in the aftermath of states passing laws that legalized medical marijuana, and in counties that bordered on them. Two years after medical marijuana became available, sales had fallen...