The Promise of Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction
As cannabis becomes decriminalized and even legalized for medical purposes in states across the nation, scientists are exploring its possible use to treat the addiction epidemic. Explore the potential for medical marijuana as a possible treatment for opioid addiction, and what the future of cannabis may be, in health and medicine.
Workers in “Worst Place on Earth” Get MMJ Covered by Health Insurance
Windsor is Canada’s Detroit. Well, sort of.
Yes, Windsor is directly across the Detroit River from what’s left of downtown Motor City—and, yes, the decline and fall of automobile manufacturing is a major reason why Windsor is, in the words of some cultural tastemakers, “the worst place on earth,” or “Canada’s rectum.”
Funny, but true: According to some of the 200,000 souls who call Windsor home, its proximity to Detroit is Windsor’s main raison d’etre. We’re not a tired punchline, and we’re not a dictionary definition for urban decay, but by gum, we’re close to one! That, my friends, is Windsor.
Windsor is also where, like many other places where the economy stinks and people aren’t happy, people pop lots of opiates. Like everywhere else in the North American Rust Belt, opiate deaths are on the rise in Windsor, where overdoses have increased 190 percent during the recent, ongoing, ghastly crisis.
Marijuana Vending Machines Get Even Smarter
It seems that, depending on where you are, you can find almost anything in vending machines: Scantrons in colleges, cigarettes in bars and, hell, even live crabs.
Sure, weed in vending machines has been a thing for a while, provided that you have a valid medical card. What’s much harder to find are age-restricted items—where’s my beer vending machine?
The idea and implementation has always been limited by technology.
But now, American Green is bringing out a biometric vending machine, which uses fingerprint identification to allow you to buy any number of age-restricted items.
American Green introduced the first marijuana vending machine, called the ZaZZZ, into a virtually empty market. The machine required a medical marijuana card and driver’s license and operated primarily in medical states, until it underwent a rebranding to become “The American Green Machine.” The significant thing about these early machines is they only dealt marijuana, making them limited in their overall use.
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