Our nation’s addiction to opioids has been building for 10 years and Illinois’ failed medical cannabis policies compound this problem, putting our patients at a dangerous and potentially deadly disadvantage. The Tribune reported on PresidentDonald Trump’s declaration labeling the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
Most states that withlegalized medical marijuanaallow patients with cancer to purchase cannabis. Studies have shown that using cannabis can help deal with nausea and other side effects of chemotherapy. But now marijuana may become an even more popular treatment option thanks to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.