Recreational Marijuana Is Reversing the Opioid Crisis in Colorado, Study Suggests

A new report suggests Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana might be reducing opioid deaths in the state.

David McNew - A budtender pours marijuana from a jar

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Cannabis Compound to Be Reclassified as Medicine in the UK

Studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) can help with epilepsy, heart disease, diabetes, and even schizophrenia. 

 

Medical marijuana advocate makes cannabis oil.

Cannabinoids are certain chemical compounds found only in cannabis. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is (THC) is the most commonly recognized. This is what gives users that telltale euphoric feeling. THC may also play a role, should medical marijuana continue to become mainstream, as a painkiller. In fact, one study found that those states that passed a medical marijuana law saw a drop in opioid painkiller-related deaths.

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World's Most Popular Painkiller Also Kills Empathy

A new study finds that one of the world's most popular painkillers affects the ability to empathize with the suffering of others. 

Acetaminophen, the most common drug ingredient in the United States, found in over 600 medicines like Tylenol, has been found to reduce empathy in those who take it. According to a new study, the painkiller reduces the ability to relate to the physical and social pains experienced by others.

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