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The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017 | Leafly

84% of patients who received access to medical cannabis reduced their opioid prescriptions, compared to 45% in the comparison group.

 

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the most impactful studies in medical cannabis, specifically those relating to CBD. This next installment highlights several cannabis wins beyond CBD, as it shows promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

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Chess champ and Chill?

"Tantric" and "sexy" are not generally the first words that spring to mind when thinking about chess, but the logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has provoked an unusual reaction. The image, which shows intertwined human-shaped figures holding a chess board, has even been labelled as " borderline pawnographic".   Read the article on bbc.com >

"Tantric" and "sexy" are not generally the first words that spring to mind when thinking about chess, but the logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has provoked an unusual reaction. The image, which shows intertwined human-shaped figures holding a chess board, has even been labelled as " borderline pawnographic".

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Hair of the dog.

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.   Read the article on theguardian.com >

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.

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Fighting fire through fire.

They've helped combat the flames since World War II. But with more-and more intense-fire seasons still ahead, a series of prison reforms have cut their ranks. For a dollar an hour and credit toward early parole, more than 1,700 convicted felons fought on the front lines of the destructive wildfires that raged across Northern California this October.

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'Donut' bribe politicians.

A high-ranking Massachusetts lawmaker has been arrested and charged in a 113-count indictment that accuses him of running his State Senator office as a "criminal enterprise" that netted him $1 million in kickbacks and bribes, federal prosecutors announced today. The 102-page indictment charges him with racketeering, extortion, honest services fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and other charges.

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Living in a molesters paradox.

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Child sex doll imports expose previously unknown offenders

A surge in the number of seizures of child-like sex dolls by border officers has led investigators to identify dozens of previously unknown suspected paedophiles. The lifelike silicone dolls, which weigh around 25kg (55lb) and can cost thousands of pounds, are being imported to the UK after being sold by traders on sites including Amazon and eBay, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

Plastic urgency.

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Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to evade $3.7 million debt: media

A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid 25 million yuan ($3.71 million) of personal debts, state news agency Xinhua said.