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Report: Bob Lobel Using Medical Marijuana to Avoid Opioid Painkillers

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    Report: Bob Lobel Using Medical Marijuana to Avoid Opioid Painkillers
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    In this Aug. 19, 2015, photo Canna Care employee Jill Van Winkle displays medicinal marijuana at the medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, Calif. The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry — a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.

    A local television icon says he's still waiting for his medical marijuana card in Massachusetts to help him cope with pain from years of surgeries, according to a report.

    Bob Lobel, a former sportscaster for WBZ in Boston, says he turned to medical marijuana as a way to deal with the pain without prescription opioid painkillers, the Boston Herald reports.

    When it came to opioid painkillers, Lobel told the Herald that "the biggest thing I was worried about was addiction," but added that the side effects made it hard to lead a normal life.

    The Herald reports Lobel was able to get a medical marijuana card in Oregon, where his daughter resides, but is still waiting for state approval in Massachusetts. 

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