Based on a report from KJZZ, a Utah-based sober living home (Men’s Tribal House) uses medical marijuana to assist its residents. It’s the first facility within the state to try out this approach. Nearly half of the institution’s twenty-seven residents are taking medical marijuana to keep off drugs like opioids.
The Men’s Tribal House’s owner, Ericksen Shane, stated that when he began backing medical marijuana at the facility, he was like an outsider to the territory’s addiction support sector. Nonetheless, the sober living home is permitted to use medical marijuana in this form from the Human Services department, and a health expert diagnoses each new resident to ascertain whether marijuana would assist them.
Liberator Joshua Kyle, one of the facility’s residents, claimed that medical marijuana assists him in addressing his daily activities. He wrote in the report that rather than looking for a needle to stick into his arm, he picks up a vaporizer or cartridge, sometimes pops a gummy in his mouth.
The area’s medical marijuana law prohibits all smokable forms of cannabis. Residents at the Men’s Tribal House are certified under the federal program.
America’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration restricts state resources to be allocated for addiction services that permit the consumption of medical marijuana.
Ericksen said that medical marijuana maintenance has proven to be a harmless reduction tool in treating conditions such as post-traumatic disorder and chronic pain. He adds that the substance helps relax the mind and body while preventing relapse.
In Utah, it’s unlawful to light marijuana. Medicine is monitored, and the facility is licensed to run such activities.
Ericksen discloses that the sober living facility gets many parolees as residents from Utah’s Corrections Department.
Kaitlyn Felsted, the Corrections Department’s spokeslady, asserts that they don’t monitor particular referral numbers to private facilities.