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January 11, 2018
"As a clinical researcher, are you aware of studies that may be ongoing or in the future that would actually use medical marijuana in the actual treatment of opioid substance abusers in a controlled environment?  And if we could find an alternative to help in that pain management and the addiction that they have of the opioids this may be an interesting topic for you to look into and I would love to see someone research that," said Assemblymember DenDekker as he addressed Dr. Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH, Professor at the Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine during the public hearing to examine the potential impacts of the legalization and regulation of marijuana and its effects on New York's criminal justice and public health care systems. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE