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Letter: Gary Storck: Medical cannabis could help opiate crisis

Below is a letter to the editor I wrote that was published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 21, 2016. Madison, the state of Wisconsin, the entire nation is in the grips of an opiate crisis. I was moved to write this letter by media reports and police scanner calls about the everyday occurrences of people overdosing behind the wheel, in business bathrooms, in jail, increasing reports of robberies and thefts, the huge increase in people being revived from overdoses by naloxone in the city of Madison to about 2 per day and the news the state of Maine had scheduled hearings on adding opiate addiction as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

Here’s my letter which was still not online as of this writing:

Gary Storck's letter "Medical Cannabis could help opiate crisis" published in WI State Journal Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Gary Storck’s letter “Medical Cannabis could help opiate crisis” published in WI State Journal Thursday, April 21, 2016.
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