Can marijuana help mitigate America’s opioid crisis? | TheHill

Members of the President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump earns 8M as Mar-a-Lago profits spike FBI refuses to release Comey memos while investigation ongoing Yes, Trump is privatizing the VA MORE‘s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis will hold their first meeting today.

The Commission is tasked with studying “ways to combat and treat the scourge of drug abuse, addiction, and the opioid crisis” — the latter of which was responsible for more than 30,000 overdose deaths in 2015.

Given the makeup of the commission — which includes a number of longtime drug warriors such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, and former Office of National Drug Policy Control staffer Bertha Madras, who once opposed the use

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