Can medical marijuana solve our opioid addiction problem?

by @sw4mi

 

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So far, marijuana has been crucial to helping Ian Young kick his reliance on prescription painkillers. He no longer has to make frequent trips home to take a handful of pills, allowing him to start kayaking and generally become more active.

“In the past six months, I’ve taken one oxycodone. The rest of the time I’ve been taking cannabis,” Young said. “Even today, I can’t believe I’ve gotten here.”

 

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