Marijuana and Opioids

I am deeply concerned with the deadly opioid epidemic. Since most people who become addicted to opioids start with prescription drugs, reducing opioid prescriptions is extremely important.  http://time.com/4404697/marijuana-opioid-epidemic/ We have initiated other programs, such as limiting initial prescriptions, reporting of prescriptions and academic detailing for doctors.  We have created new treatment beds.   But giving people another legal and less dangerous alternative is important.