New York Assembly to vote on Medical Marijuana for opioid addiction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addiction to opioids killed 63,600 people in 2016.

While no states currently allow medical marijuana to be used specifically for this purpose, New York Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell recently wrote a bill to add opiate addiction as a prescribable condition for medical marijuana, which has been legal in New York since 2014. It is due to be voted on in the Assembly before June.

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