Medical Marijuana could be the cure for the opioid epidemic

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

FILE – In this April 30, 2013 file photo, lllinois state Sen. Don Harmon, D-Chicago, questions lawmakers on pension legislation at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. This spring’s legislative session is expected to be considerably quieter than last year’s yet more politically driven because of the November election campaign. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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Rick Pearson talks with Democratic State Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park about legislation that would allow expansion of the use of medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive and deadly opioids. Don explains the many benefits the use of medical marijuana can have including accessibility for those that qualify, lowering the number of deaths by overdose, improvement of the patient’s condition(s), and more.