Category Archives: painkiller

Illinois governor approves marijuana as an opioid alternative

(Photo via Drug Policy Alliance) Illinois lawmakers have expanded medical marijuana access to patients seeking a non-lethal alternative to prescription painkillers. The state’s Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Tuesday making cannabis an official replacement to opioids and easing the application process to qualify, reports the Chicago Tribune. “We’ve got to do everything we […]

DEA proposes for more marijuana, less opioids in 2019

(courtesy Green Candy Press) Two federal agencies hope to reduce the nation’s opioid epidemic with the help of legal cannabis. In a news release issued by the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials are calling to quintuple the cultivation of research-grade cannabis while reducing production of the nation’s most frequently abused opioids. […]