New Law Would Allow Colorado Doctors to Prescribe Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids

natures medicine eraoflightdotcomColorado Governor Jared Polis is considering a Senate bill that would strike back at the ongoing opioid epidemic with a new law that would give doctors the ability to recommend medical marijuana in situations that traditionally would have led to prescriptions for opioid drugs.

Senate Bill 19-013 or the “Medical Marijuana Condition Opiates Prescribed For” bill is meant to allow doctors a way to avoid prescribing the addictive drugs for such problems as chronic pain.

Democrat Rep. Edie Hooton of Boulder, a sponsor of the bill, noted that the law would not be a mandate but simply an option for doctors to take into account, especially in cases involving children.


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