Colorado Looks to Medical Marijuana to Ease Opioid Crisis
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Colorado Looks to Medical Marijuana to Ease Opioid Crisis

Colorado is the third state after New York and Illinois to allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana for any condition for which they would prescribe an opioid.

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August 2, 2019

As the nation grapples with an opioid crisis that kills more than 130 people every day, Colorado thinks a solution may lie in a joint ... or a vape pen ... or a topical.

On Friday it becomes the third state in the nation after New York and Illinois to allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana for any condition for which they would prescribe an opioid.

In two other states, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder may be advised to use medical marijuana instead of opioids.

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