Medical marijuana helping users combat opioids in Minnesota, but some doctors have concerns

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ST. PAUL - Katy Cummins-Bakko was wrapped in a haze that confined her to bed.

Her husband was downstairs in their St. Paul home with friends and she could hear...

Katy Cummins-Bakko vapes using a cannabis product to control the pain from her Ehlos-Danlos syndrome in her St. Paul home on Feb. 25, 2019. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Cannabis absolutely got me off opioids," says Katy Cummins-Bakko as she takes her medicine in the evening at her St. Paul home on Feb. 25, 2019. Her medication includes Tangerine THC Capsules, which she takes 6-7 times a day to control the pain from her Ehlos-Danlos syndrome and the surgeries she has had as a result. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Katy Cummins-Bakko enrolled in the medical cannabis program to wean herself off opioids. Marijuana has given her the pain relief of opioids without the fog that can come with them. The drug eases the back and hip pain brought on by her Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that makes her joints overly flexible and her skin fragile and stretchy. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press

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