Doctors Can Now Recommend Medical Marijuana in Place of Opioids

Doctors Can Now Recommend Medical Marijuana in Place of Opioids

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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