A Colorado law passed in 2019 allows patients to use medical marijuana instead of opioids. Gov. Jared Polis signed the momentous Senate Bill 13 in May 2019 allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana and reduce the unwanted side effects of opioids and the number of overdose cases. The new law went into effect on Aug. 2, 2019. Currently, medical marijuana is able to be prescribed instead of opioids in Colorado, New York, and Illinois. New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico allow patients with opioid addiction to qualify for a medical cannabis card. Severe or chronic pain is […]
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