Marijuana Assisted Treatment –
July 17, 2018 – The New Jersey Department of Health wants to expand its medical marijuana program to include opioid addiction treatment. “Right now the consideration is adding it as an addition to what’s called medication-assisted treatment, that is the evidence-based treatment people get for addiction,” Department of Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal told WLNY-TV. “When they’re addicted, it actually helps them get off and get into recovery.” … In 2016, more than 2,000 people died from drug overdoses in the state of New Jersey, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nationwide, opioids contributed to more than 42,000 overdose deaths during the same year.