The state of Illinois is moving to use marijuana to curb opioid deaths.

The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program law was passed in 2018, but took affect Friday.

With a doctor's approval, patients may buy medical marijuana at a licensed dispensary instead of using prescribed opioids to treat pain. The law is expected to double the number of medical marijuana users in the next year.

 

Read more here: https://abc7chicago.com/health/new-law-allows-patients-to-opt-for-medica...