HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – One speaker is proposing an alternative solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic: marijuana.
Joe Schrank, addiction expect and founder of High Sobriety, spoke at the Pennsylvania Pain Society’s annual meeting at the Hershey Lodge Saturday.
He believes medical marijuana could be the answer to the country’s addiction and overdoes crisis.
Ed and Audrey Cramer have the appearance of exactly what you’d expect. They are a sweet couple in their late 60s. Ed looks like he is a deft teller of knock, knock jokes offering neighborhood kids quarters behind their ear. Audrey looks like she bakes and has a sympathetic ear for community woes.
As states fall like dominoes to legalize cannabis use, the question is being posed more frequently outside the coastal bubble of perceived liberalism. The question was raised recently in the state of Kentucky and flatly rejected by the sitting governor, Matt Bevin. Bevin’s rationale: overdoses. Bevin reaches deep into antiquated drug policy for that one.
September is national recovery month. A declaration at a federal level to support and celebrate the more than 20 million Americans who identify themselves as “in recovery”. It’s also a chance to communicate and engage the additional 20 million in need of treatment. Take the ripple further and there are the more than 15 million children living with an impaired parent.