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David Grosso

Grosso Proposes Bills to Deal with Opioid Crisis, Improve Public Health as Council Returns from Summer Recess

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced two bills to address the opioid crisis in the District of Columbia.

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Elected Officials, Clinicians, Patients, and Advocates Demand Medical Cannabis Access for New Mexicans Struggling with Opioids

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today pain specialists, people recovering from addiction, community members, and drug policy reformers joined together to call for the inclusion of medical cannabis in New Mexico’s response to heroin and opioids.


New Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Could be The Answer to Opioid Crisis

A new study suggests legalized medical marijuana could be the answer to the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, according to a Sept. 17, 2016, article at The Huffington Post. The study examined traffic fatalities in 18 states 1999-2013. Researchers noticed states with legalized medical marijuana saw a drop in accidents in which the driver had been taking an opioid.

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Medical Cannabis A Viable Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released the Medical Cannabis Access for Pain Treatment: A Viable Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis report to educate legislators and health practitioners on the benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment option for the millions of patients suffering from chronic pain.


Legal Cannabis Means Fewer Opioid Deaths

It has been 15 years since the advent of medical marijuana in the United States. A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine sought to determine the effect the availability of legal medical marijuana has on the rate of opioid overdoses in states where patients have access to medical marijuana.