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Daily Gazette: DOH to allow medical marijuana for opioid treatment

Decision would expand market for medical marijuana

By Stephen Williams

ALBANY — The state Department of Health plans to add opioid use to the conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed.

“As research indicates that marijuana can reduce the use of opioids, adding opioid use as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana has the potential to help save countless lives across the state,” state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in announcing the decision on Monday.

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