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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Adding Pain Management to List of Eligible Conditions for Treatment with Medical Marijuana

Source: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S8987A/A 11011-B) that adds acute pain management to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended as an alternative to opioid use. The bill will also allow for substance use disorder treatment providers to recommend medical marijuana to help patients manage underlying pain that contributes to the abuse of substances such as opioids. 

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