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Bill would allow medical marijuana to be used as opioid alternative

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A bill being considered by state lawmakers would expand the use of medical marijuana.

If passed, medical marijuana could be used as an alternative to opioids for pain management.

A patient’s pain would be bad enough to impact basic, everyday functions — and previous pain management techniques would have to fail.

Medical marijuana is already for the treatment of chronic pain in New York.

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