California was the first State to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Since then, 29 States have followed. SB 420 enlists a number of critical conditions that make a patient eligible for getting medical marijuana treatment. And all types of acute & severe pains appear in the list of eligibility conditions. Every year, thousands of patients having critical pains receive marijuana recommendations. Like other Physicians, they do not prescribe opioids. Rather, they firmly rely on medical marijuana for managing & alleviating severe pains quickly. This way, licensed MMJ Doctors in Orange County have been able to save thousands of patients from the side effects and hundreds from untimely deaths due to opioid overdose.