Medical marijuana may soon be CO doctors’ alternative option to opioids

by Amanda Push

Colorado lawmakers could be a mere few steps away from taking a swing at opioids thanks to medical marijuana.

Senate Bill 13, which would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana instead of opioid prescriptions, was passed by the Senate in February and passed its third reading in the House earlier this week, according to Westword. After the bill was initially approved by the Senate, lawmakers have been toying with its finer details; however, as legislators return home for the year at the end of the week, the bill may be seeing the governor’s desk soon.

“[The opioid epidemic] affects all ages, all income levels, all areas of the state. We were trying to give doctors an additional option,” said Representative Kim Ransom, one of the sponsors of the bill, at one of the hearings.

Now that SB 13 has passed the House, it will return to the Senate where changes would have to be approved before going before Governor Jared Polis.

Amanda Push


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media

Most Popular

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.


On Key

Related Posts

DGO March 2023 Page 25 Image 0002

Cook up some canna-sugar

Don’t toss the old shake; use it to cook up some weed-filled sugar instead! Are you looking to add a little something extra to your

DGO March 2023 Page 18 Image 0001 1

A picture-perfect Purple Sunset

OK, so the sunset was not exactly picture perfect, but this strain was delightful AND strong! Do not take a shower after you’ve smoked Purple

Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

Get notified about new articles