Illinois bill would use medical marijuana to fight opioids


CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would expand the use of medical marijuana to fight the state's opioid crisis.

The Senate bill would allow individuals who qualify for opioid prescriptions to apply for the state's medical cannabis program, The Southern Illinoisan reported .

The proposal would create a pilot program where patients can take a physician certification to a dispensary to receive medical marijuana. Dispensaries would have to verify the certification and be required to dispense medical cannabis in set amounts tied to the recommended duration o...

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