Aaron Weiner, Director of Addiction Services for Linden Oaks Behavioral Health stated the following as quoted in a Nov. 17, 2017 article written by Robert McCoppin and titled "Illinois Doctors Campaign for Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids," available at

“Like opioids, marijuana is a dead-end for pain — you’ll develop a tolerance, need to go up in the amount you smoke and will have to smoke and be high all the time to achieve pain relief. In my opinion, we need actual sustainable solutions to chronic pain, not just other addictive substances.”

Nov. 17, 2017