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Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For Medicare

Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For Medicare

JUL 18, 2016 | Steven Salzberg

This news will give anti-marijuana crusaders fits.

A new study in the journal Health Affairslooked in great detail at prescription drug usage in U.S. states that have legalized medical marijuana. Researchers Ashley Bradford and David Bradford collected Medicare data for the period 2010-2013 to answer two questions: are patients choosing marijuana instead of prescription drugs for conditions that marijuana might treat, and what has been the overall effect on Medicare spending?

Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For Medicare






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