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Ex-big pharma executive behind OxyContin sells medical marijuana

[Originally posted by Jessica Murphy at BBC.com]

John Stewart used to run the pharmaceutical company behind the narcotic painkiller OxyContin. Now he is banking on medical marijuana.

Mr Stewart does not know which is more controversial these days, OxyContin or pot.

He guesses the average person would give “a bigger negative” to the powerful and controversial painkiller that has been linked to the opioid overdose and addiction epidemic in the US and Canada. Read the entire article at BBC.

 

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