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NM health secretary rejects idea of using marijuana to treat opioid addiction

KOB.com Web Staff
September 08, 2018 12:28 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A top New Mexico official is giving a thumbs down to the idea of treating opioid addiction with medical marijuana.

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According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, some were upset with the decision, saying New Mexico needs new approaches to treating the state's drug addiction problem.

New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher said there's just not enough research to justify using medical marijuana for treatment.

Gallagher's rejection of the proposal comes despite it being backed by New Mexico Cannabis Advisory Board, which approved of it 5-1, according to the New Mexican.  

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