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STATE LAWMAKERS ARE HEARING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN BATTLING OPIATE ADDICTION. 
 
THERE ARE ABOUT 40 CONDITIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN GET APPROVAL TO USE MEDICAL CANNABIS TO TREAT…BUT FIGHTING AN ADDICTION TO PAINKILLERS IS NOT ONE OF THEM. RUSH UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDIC CENTER SURGEON DOCTOR CHARLES BUSH JOSEPH SAYS THAT SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE LIST…ESPECIALLY FOR PATIENTS WHO GET HOOKED AS THEY TRY TO MANAGE THEIR PAIN.
 
 
A SENATE COMMITTEE LISTENED TO TESTIMONY FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING YAJAIRA (ya-high-rah) SANTIAGO OF OAK PARK. AFTER A BAD CAR ACCIDENT, SHE BECAME SEVERELY ADDICTED TO PAINKILLERS BUT WAS ABLE TO USE MEDICAL CANNABIS TO GET OFF THE DRUGS.
 
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAY THEY WANT TO GET THE DISCUSSION STARTED ABOUT USING MARIJUANA TO CURB THE GROWING OPIATE EPIDEMIC.

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