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Researchers at UCSF argue that the cannabis industry should be regulated more like tobacco than alcohol, for public health reasons. Sales should be “subject to a robust demand reduction program modeled on successful evidence-based tobacco control programs,” they write.

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Terminal patient Angel Raich was thrown out of UCSF Hospital last night for vaporizing medical marijuana

​A well-known medical marijuana patient and advocate suffering from a terminal brain condition was escorted out of a San Francisco hospital Monday night for using a cannabis vaporizer inside the facility, according to media sources.

Angel McClary Raich, who said she believes she has about a year to live, was at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Hospital to receive a brain scan, reports the Oakland Tribune. A resident of Oakland, Raich suffers constant severe pain, according to her website.

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Hector Vizoso, RN, left, and Donald Abrams, MD, prepare a cannabis vaporizer for inpatient use at San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center’s Clinical Research Center.

​A medical study suggests patients with chronic pain could experience more relief if their doctors added cannabinoids — the main ingredients in cannabis or medical marijuana — to an opiates-only treatment. The findings, from a small-scale study at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), also suggest that a combined therapy could result in reduced opiate dosages.

More than 76 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That’s more people than have diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics.