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Is the city of Los Angeles purposely withholding an alternative to Opioid Addiction?

In my last article "The Los Angeles City Council vs. Cannabis Industry", I reported the LA City Council is dragging its feet in implementing new regulations and licensing procedures for the Cannabis industry, losing out much-needed taxes, jobs and economic rewards to a much-beleaguered state.

Los Angeles is not only losing all the financial benefits from the Cannabis industry, but they are now through inaction, allowing an increase in Opioid Addiction and related medical costs.

A new government study estimates 38% of adults, an estimated 92 million people used prescription pain medications in 2015. Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E. the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health is calling for alternative ways to treat pain. Amazon has a reported 40,000 open jobs, Berkshire Hathaway is finding it difficult to find applicants in their southern markets, due to drug use. It’s estimated that