Colorado now allows medical cannabis as alternative to opioids

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A new law went into effect Aug. 2 that permits Colorado doctors to recommend medical marijuana in lieu of opioids, a development that could boost MMJ sales in the state.

In 2017, 3.7 million opioid prescriptions were issued in Colorado, according to the state’s drug-monitoring program.

State health officials reported 1,635 overdose deaths caused by prescription opioids in Colorado between 2013 and 2017.

To read more about Colorado’s law, click here.