Opioid users in Illinois may turn to medical marijuana instead, thanks to efforts aimed at reducing the overdose epidemic

(Natural News) Like many other American states, Illinois is battling a crippling opioid epidemic. Official statistics from the state’s Department of Public Health indicate that opioid overdoses were responsible for close to 1,200 deaths there in 2016. And the problem is escalating at an alarming rate. The number of narcotic overdoses increased a whopping 82…

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