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Bloomington Pantagraph

Could medical marijuana help fight opioid abuse in Illinois? It’s complicated
Bloomington Pantagraph
Utley, who works part time running a gymnastics tumbling program, has found relief in marijuana-infused topical lotions and patches, as well as smokable cannabis, from Springfield’s HCI Alternatives dispensary. Unlike prescription opioids, marijuana …

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The State Journal-Register

Could medical marijuana help fight opioid abuse? It’s complicated
The State Journal-Register
Such anecdotal reports are being reported across the state, according to John Sullivan, a member of the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois who is part-owner and operator of marijuana dispensaries in Chicago and Rockford. “It’s really remarkable,” he …
American Pain Society: Let Scientists Study CannabisThe Fresh Toast

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Herb (blog)

Illinois Senate Votes To Allow Kids To Take Medical Marijuana At School
Herb (blog)
Last week, the Illinois Senate voted 50-2 to allow students who qualify for the state’s medical cannabis program to consume cannabis-based medications on school property. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner now has 60 days to either sign or reject the law …

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Marijuana.com

Alaska Police Chief Named to Marijuana Board; Illinois Lawmakers Consider Cannabis as Opioid Remedy
Marijuana.com
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of the small southeast Alaska city of Sitka is the newest member of the state’s Marijuana Control Board. Gov. Bill Walker’s office confirmed Thursday, May 24, 2018, that Jeff Ankerfelt had been appointed to the …

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Leafly

Illinois House Considers Cannabis to Fight Opioids
Leafly
The plan would allow individuals who qualify for opioid prescriptions to apply for the state’s medical cannabis program. The Senate’s approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana. Rep.
Illinois Legislature Considering Using Medical Marijuana as Alternative to OpioidsCivilized
Illinois House Considers Using Marijuana to Fight OpioidsU.S. News & World Report

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