Doctors From Illinois Are Fighting For Medical Marijuana To Replace Opioids

As a prominent Chicago surgeon, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph sees them all too frequently: people who endure severe injuries or multiple surgeries, only to become addicted to prescription painkillers. One patient who pleaded for help was on such strong drugs already that Bush-Joseph knew he couldn’t handle more surgery without dangerously […]

Walgreens To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription

The post Walgreens To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription appeared first on High Times. In an effort to prevent hundreds of people each day from succumbing to the grips of opioid addiction, Walgreens will soon stock an emergency overdose reversal drug at thousands of locations all across the […]

Drugged: The Military’s Pill Problem

The post Drugged: The Military’s Pill Problem appeared first on High Times. Most Americans probably assume that any soldier hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)—peppered with metal fragments, brain bruised by the shockwave from the explosion, and suffering multiple ruptured discs in the neck and spine—would be whisked from the […]

Is Donald Trump Serious About Opiates?

The post Is Donald Trump Serious About Opiates? appeared first on High Times. A week ago, President Donald Trump declared America’s opiate problem a “national public health emergency.” This is his administration’s first concrete action on this ongoing, man-made disaster with a profit motive that is killing more people per year than AIDS did […]

Study: Legal Marijuana Linked to Decrease of Opioid Deaths in Colorado

Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey […]

Prescription Drugs Still Vanishing at VA Hospitals – High Times

If you are in need of prescription opiates, make your way to the nearest Veterans Affairs hospital. Not because VA hospitals prescribe opiates to anybody for any reason, even when it is very bad and dangerous to do so—though they do that, too—but because VA hospitals do a very bad […]

Feds Admit Marijuana May Treat Opiate Crisis – High Times

For now, the United States is still (mostly) a free country, and people are (within limits) allowed to speak their minds. For example: Vice President Mike Pence is free to believe that evolution may not be a real thing and the world was in fact created by God in a […]

Most Heroin Is Tainted by Fentanyl – High Times

North America’s opiate crisis has followed a linear, almost predictable script, like a tragedy in five acts piling grief upon grief in an arduous, tedious dirge with no relief (or end) in sight. First, pharmaceutical companies and doctors conspired—sometimes unwittingly, sometimes deliberately—to flood the country with pain pills. Then, when […]

Meet Trump’s ‘Marijuana-Is-A-Gateway-Drug-To’ Opiates Commission – High Times

The opiate overdose crisis has reached epic proportions in the United States. In 2015, the CDC reported over 33,000 people died from prescription and illicit opiates, like heroin, oxycodone and fentanyl. We consume 80 percent of the world’s opiate painkiller supply and more of us consume opiates than tobacco products. In […]