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NEW LEGISLATION PROVIDES AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PATIENTS WORRIED ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION.
 
THE BILL LETS THOSE PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS FOR PAIN RELIEF…GET A TEMPORARY CARD TO USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA INSTEAD. IT’S SPONSORED BY SENATOR DON HARMON OF OAK PARK WHO SAYS IT’S PROVEN TO BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE.
 
 
THE IDEA IS TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BECOMING ADDICTED AND POTENTIALLY OVERDOSING ON OPIOIDS. HE SAYS THEY WANT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO BECOME ADDICTED AND POTENTIALLY OVERDOSE.
 
THE LEGISLATION HAS PASSED A SENATE COMMITTEE AND NOW AWAITS A VOTE ON THE SENATE FLOOR.

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