Oklahoma has had many overdose deaths from opioid addiction. But lately there has been a terrifying and grievous string of stories from people struggling in severe chronic pain. yet their pain management physicians are cutting off their pain relief treatment because of new laws in many states.
Senator Sharp is stepping up to give physicians more 'breathing room' to respond to the specific needs of their own patients.
SB296 is an improvement.
This reform could not come too soon. In fact, it came too late for some patients who committed suicide because their pain made life itself unbearable., Interestingly though, cannabis medicines came to the rescue for many patients with chronic pain. Just 5 days before the Nov. 1 effective date of the Opioid crackdown, THC enriched CBD oil was legal to purchase for licensed patients.
Many are saying that the new enriched CBD oil may work even better for some whose bodies built up a tolerance for opioid meds.
Many voters are incensed that the Attorney General and others
used statutory powers to impose healthcare choices upon individuals, rather than respecting individual liberty and physicians' superior insights.