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Navigating New Terrain: How Full Legalization Impacts Medical Cannabis Users

In state after state, the story is similar: the legalization of recreational cannabis is having unintended consequences. When adult recreational use of cannabis is legalized, medical patients often find their needs deprioritized. They may find that the specialized...

The Absence of Action: Lack of CBD Regulation Thwarts Consumer Trust

When cannabidiol (CBD) became federally legal five years ago as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, advocates say that Congress missed a vital accompanying step: instituting federal regulations surrounding the production of CBD. Although CBD has become a major industry — with...

This KNOWvember, Learn About Cannabinoids With Us

The world of using CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids as medicine can be a murky and confusing one. This KNOWvember, U.S. Pain Foundation is exploring this topic with our #KNOWmyCannabinoid educational campaign. “The chronic pain community deserves to know about the...

Melissa Geraghty, PsyD, Brings Lived Experience, Years of Clinical Work to U.S. Pain Team

This week, U.S. Pain Foundation welcomes Melissa Geraghty, PsyD (Dr. G), to its team as the organization's new Director of Mental Health and Support. In this role, Dr. G will oversee and expand U.S. Pain's Pain Connection peer-to-peer support groups — a wide range of...





Regaining Confidence After a Cardiac Event

Regaining Confidence After a Cardiac Event

Life has a wonderful way of rapidly changing from appearing to be running smoothly to suddenly feeling out of control. This drastic change in the flow of my life recently happened, causing me to have to wonder how I could live without fear again. ...

What Happens if My Caregiver Passes Before Me?

What Happens if My Caregiver Passes Before Me?

There are moments in my daily life when I get a feeling of anxiety and potential loss, wondering how I could possibly get by without my husband, who is also my caregiver. We are both now in our 70s, living with incurable conditions. Like all...

Knowledge Produces Education and Compassion

Knowledge Produces Education and Compassion

Approximately two years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Up to that point in my life, I'd experienced 73 years of relatively good health. This diagnosis was frightening, to say the least. While I possess some general knowledge of the...