From Pills to Pot: Patients Turn From Opioids to Medical Marijuana

Rosemary Maseri was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis years ago.

“With MS, you fall and trip a lot,” she said. “I really did not have a life.”

Maseri, 58, says she was prescribed opioids at age 36 after breaking a leg and getting a bone infection.

She says her treatment quickly turned into addiction.

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“I was waiting for those six hours to go by like this so I could have another opioid,” she said. “You start liking it and seven days later, you’re addicted.”

For the mother of two, there were some dark moments.

“I told my children that I didn’t want to

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