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Two Saint John doctors who treated a 70-year-old patient for a heart attack induced by eating a cannabis lollipop, say they're worried about the unknown risk posed by marijuana edibles, due to be legalized in Canada by next fall. 
Cannabis dispensaries are a radically new retail phenomenon, selling a commodity that is still shrouded in stigma and illegal under federal law.
 The acceptance of marijuana use to alleviate pain from illness continues to spread from state to state, a new study says. More than 60 percent of people who use medical marijuana want to relieve chronic pain, according to a study published February in Health Affairs.  
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.