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Legislators OK bill to allow marijuana as opioid prescription alternative (access required)

A new bill that would allow medical marijuana to be used as an alternative to prescription opiate pain relievers is heading to  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, having passed the Assembly and Senate. Sponsored by Sen. George Amedore, R-Schenectady, the measure will allow physicians to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with chronic pain, as well as for patients with ...

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