medicalmarijuaana Cannabis really is a magical wonder weed and new research indicates that it might even defy common logic. According to a new study in the American Journal on Addictions, the herb is beneficial in treating “opiate dependence,” when taken in conjunction with naltrexone. That’s right, weed could potentially help junkies trying to kick heroin, Oxycontin, and the endless list of opiate-derived drugs. Says the smart people, “These findings are of interest because they suggest the hypothesis that moderate cannabis use may be exerting a beneficial pharmacological effect improving the tolerability of naltrexone in the early weeks after induction.” The medicinal benefits just don’t quit.