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O'Donnell Explains Medical Marijuana Expansion for Opioid Addiction
O'Donnell Explains Medical Marijuana Expansion for Opioid Addiction
O'Donnell Advocates for Restricting Access to Firearms by Domestic Abusers
O'Donnell Advocates for Restricting Access to Firearms by Domestic Abusers
O'Donnell Debates Bill to Keep Guns Away From Domestic Violence Offenders in State Budget
O'Donnell Debates Bill to Keep Guns Away From Domestic Violence Offenders in State Budget
Domestic Violence Escalation Prevention Act
Domestic Violence Escalation Prevention Act
O'Donnell Helps Pass Gun Safety Bill
O'Donnell Helps Pass Gun Safety Bill
O'Donnell Discusses Aspects of The Dignity for All Students Act
O'Donnell Discusses Aspects of The Dignity for All Students Act
Impact of NYS Council on the Arts' Grants
Impact of NYS Council on the Arts' Grants
2017-2018 New York State Budget
2017-2018 New York State Budget
Economic Development Budget Hearing
Economic Development Budget Hearing
Need for Diversity Course in Teacher Certifications
Need for Diversity Course in Teacher Certifications
Mourning the Loss of Life in Orlando Tragedy
Mourning the Loss of Life in Orlando Tragedy
Adoptee Rights
Adoptee Rights
Solitary Confinement
Solitary Confinement
Create Office of Correction Ombudsman
Create Office of Correction Ombudsman
Make All Public Personnel Records Open
Make All Public Personnel Records Open
Nomination of Nan Eileen Mead for NYS Board of Regents
Nomination of Nan Eileen Mead for NYS Board of Regents
Body Cameras Would Ensure Prison Safety
Body Cameras Would Ensure Prison Safety
Making Government More Accountable
Making Government More Accountable
Assemblymember O'Donnell On The Ability Of Non-Lawyer Judges
Assemblymember O'Donnell On The Ability Of Non-Lawyer Judges
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses Bail Statute
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses Bail Statute
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses District Attorney Charging The Grand Jury, Photo Arrays and Verified Instruments
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses District Attorney Charging The Grand Jury, Photo Arrays and Verified Instruments
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses Prison Escapes, Internal Investigations, and Budget Increases With Acting Commissioner Annucci
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses Prison Escapes, Internal Investigations, and Budget Increases With Acting Commissioner Annucci
Assembly Member O'Donnell Inquires about NYC Police Pay Scale
Assembly Member O'Donnell Inquires about NYC Police Pay Scale
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses Parole and Community Supervision
Assembly Member O'Donnell Discusses Parole and Community Supervision
O'Donnell Has Concerns About 730 Exams
O'Donnell Has Concerns About 730 Exams
Assemblymember O'Donnell On Construction Near Public Schools
Assemblymember O'Donnell On Construction Near Public Schools
Comprehensive Rent Reform For NYS
Comprehensive Rent Reform For NYS
Deletion Policy for Email Correspondence
Deletion Policy for Email Correspondence
Women's Reproductive Health Act Passes the Assembly
Women's Reproductive Health Act Passes the Assembly
Reducing NYC Speed Limits
Reducing NYC Speed Limits
Hydrofracking Moratorium
Hydrofracking Moratorium
Parole Determination
Parole Determination
Temporary Education Trailers
Temporary Education Trailers
Reduce Citywide Speed Limits
Reduce Citywide Speed Limits
Expanding Shock Incarceration Programs
Expanding Shock Incarceration Programs
Juvenile Segregated Confinement
Juvenile Segregated Confinement
Assembly Budget Resolution
Assembly Budget Resolution
English Language Learners Council
English Language Learners Council
GENDA Debate
GENDA Debate
Education Legislation
Education Legislation
Hydrofracking Public Hearing
Hydrofracking Public Hearing
Cyberbullying Bill Passes the Assembly
Cyberbullying Bill Passes the Assembly
Hydrofracking Hearing
Hydrofracking Hearing
Marriage Equality Act
Marriage Equality Act
Progressive Tax System
Progressive Tax System
Funeral Leave Legislation
Funeral Leave Legislation
Major Capital Improvement Legislation
Major Capital Improvement Legislation
Marriage Equality 1 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 1 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 2 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 2 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 3 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 3 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 4 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 4 - May 12, 2009
Marriage Equality 1 - June 19, 2007
Marriage Equality 1 - June 19, 2007
Marriage Equality 2 - June 19, 2007
Marriage Equality 2 - June 19, 2007
Marriage Equality 3 - June 19, 2007
Marriage Equality 3 - June 19, 2007
June 6, 2018
"Since 2010 we've had a 121% increase in opioid deaths in the state of NY. Research from the Rand Corporations says that in states where they have medical marijuana to be used for opioid addictions, they've had a 25% decline in overdose deaths. We currently give people methadone. What is methadone- it is another opiate. During my years as a public defender in Brooklyn from '87 to '95 I represented a great number of people who were opioid addicts. And the ones who were put on methadone, the physical cost for continuing to use an opioid devastates the human body. Using medical marijuana  is an option. Clearly, if I had a family member who was addicted to opioids, I would much prefer that that family member be given the treatment option to see if medical marijuana addressed the problem," said Assemblymember Daniel J. O'Donnell explaining a bill he sponsored that would add opioid use disorder to the list of conditions for which a doctor may authorize medical marijuana. (A.09016)
 
June 6, 2018
"Since 2010 we've had a 121% increase in opioid deaths in the state of NY. Research from the Rand Corporations says that in states where they have medical marijuana to be used for opioid addictions, they've had a 25% decline in overdose deaths. We currently give people methadone. What is methadone- it is another opiate. During my years as a public defender in Brooklyn from '87 to '95 I represented a great number of people who were opioid addicts. And the ones who were put on methadone, the physical cost for continuing to use an opioid devastates the human body. Using medical marijuana  is an option. Clearly, if I had a family member who was addicted to opioids, I would much prefer that that family member be given the treatment option to see if medical marijuana addressed the problem," said Assemblymember Daniel J. O'Donnell explaining a bill he sponsored that would add opioid use disorder to the list of conditions for which a doctor may authorize medical marijuana. (A.09016)