Weeding out the truth Can marijuana combat opioids

Weeding out the truth: Can marijuana combat opioids?

Volume
23
/ Issue
42

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Scott Southwick
A number of WNC lawmakers have co-sponsored a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Is trading plants for pills a prescription for fighting the raging opioid epidemic? And what are the chances of legalization in this state, anyway? Xpress takes a look.

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    -by Monroe Spivey
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  • After 30 years without a home, Asheville veteran moves into his own apartment

    -by Leslie Boyd
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  • Backyard scientists fill gaps in weather tracking

    -by Katia Martinez
    This year's rainy spring has been keeping citizen science volunteers with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network busy checking their gauges and recording the rainfall totals. The network…
  • Blunt talk: Medical marijuana takes root

    -by Dan Hesse
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