Encouraging the Use of Medical Marijuana in Lieu of Opiates

From the State Capitol:  We hear about the impact of those who have been prescribed opioids to treat pain, and other symptoms of a critical illness, and why some feel much better when they use medical marijuana.

We first hear from Angie Koenig Goering, who suffers from a form of cancer, and was first treated with opiates — which are covered by insurance — but how those diminished her quality of life.  She tells us what the difference is in her condition, now that she is being treated with a form of medicinal marijuana.

We also hear from the Mayor of East St Louis, about how the growth of Illinois’ medical marijuana enterprises, have helped her community.