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Can Cannabis Help Patients In Pain Avoid Opioids? Many Are Trying - Cannabis News

For some people, pot is more appealing than powerful opioids.

Since February, patients in Illinois have been able to ditch their opioid prescriptions for marijuana.

A new program is designed to let patients who might not qualify for the state’s regular medical marijuana program exchange an opioid prescription, like Oxycontin, for weed.

“We have almost 900 patients enrolled in the program now,” said Conny Mueller-Moody, who works on medical cannabis at the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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