A medical marijuana dispensary is highlighting the impacts they have seen and been told about by clients who are now using their product to manage pain. HCI Alternatives is placing billboards around the state to share the story of a number of clients who stopped using prescribed opiates after finding medical marijuana. HCI CEO Chris Stone says personal stories are the basis of all the billboards.
Stone says Jeff Crow is a veteran who was taking prescription opiates to manage pain.
A 2014 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that states with medical marijuana laws had a 25 percent reduction in fatal opioid overdoses.