The NY state Assembly voted "yes" to a bill that would allow people who have been diagnosed with opioid addiction to use medical marijuana. Supporters say medical marijuana can help with withdrawal and make it easier for people to stop using opioids.

Sixty eight people have died from opioid overdoses in Monroe County so far in 2018. State lawmakers are now exploring a new option for people who are addicted.

The New York state Assembly just approved a bill that would add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. 

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Kaci Jones ~ WHEC.com

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