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Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Federal dollars designated for opioid addiction treatments cannot be used on medical cannabis; as per orders from the U.S. government. The government's motive for this is to shield patients from the potential risks of quitting their prescribed opioid medication for medical cannabis.  State officials ...

New York lawmakers push medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction

New York lawmakers push medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018

A new legislation introduced this month in both Senate and Assembly wants to expand medical cannabis in New York to treat opioid addiction. Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell introduced the measure to use to expand medical cannabis for many of the symptoms opioid addicts face like nausea and anxiety. He...

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