Doctors Can Now Recommend Medical Marijuana in Place of Opioids

Doctors Can Now Recommend Medical Marijuana in Place of Opioids

August 25, 2019

Under current laws, doctors may authorize people to use medical-grade marijuana for a number of disabling and debilitating conditions, including cancer, seizures, severe pain and PTSD — or post-traumatic stress disorder.

The bill expands the qualification to allow a person to receive a state-issued medical marijuana card for “any condition for which a physician could prescribe an opioid,” according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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