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Nevada Lawmakers Seek to Treat Opioid Addicts with Marijuana

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Nevadans addicted to opioids like heroin, painkillers and other prescribed medications may soon be able to treat their addiction with medical marijuana. Democrats in Nevada’s Senate introduced a bill allowing those treating opioid addicts to recommend medical marijuana. Senate Bill 228 is introduced as America’s opioid epidemic continues to worsen.

Government officials and parents are continually searching for new opioid addiction treatment options, according to Reno Gazette – Journal. The one thing that could be a hurdle to cross is a lack of scientific research regarding the effectiveness of medical marijuana and opioid addiction.

Some polls and recent data studies have shown a decrease in opioid addiction in states where medical marijuana is legal. Fewer prescriptions for opioids are written in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana are legal.