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Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, July, 19th 2016 by THCFinder


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

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

This news will give anti-marijuana crusaders fits.

 

A new study in the journalHealth Affairs looked 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?

 

The bottom line: In 2013 alone, when 17 states had legalized medical marijuana, Medicare saved over $165 million. A simple extrapolation suggests that if all states legalize marijuana, annual savings could be triple that amount, $500 million. (Obviously this extrapolation is over-simplified: It depends on the actual populations of those 17 states, and it only considers Medicare. Commercial healthcare plans may save far more.)

 

Read More:http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2016/07/18/reefer-madness-medical-marijuana-is-already-saving-165-million-in-medicare-costs/#5358a8f7eb6b


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Dazed and Confused - George toked weed

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, July, 19th 2016 by THCFinder


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Rescheduling Pot: Bad For the Nation’s Cannabis Industry, Good For The State of Illinois?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

This article is written by Bob Morgan, health care Special Counsel at law firm Much Shelist. For more articles from Bob Morgan, visit www.muchshelist.com/attorney/bob-morgan.

By now you have all heard the rumors that the federal government may change cannabis from a Schedule I drug to Schedule II under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act.

This would be the biggest thing to happen to Cannabis since Nixon decided he wanted a statement on marijuana that “just tears the ass out of them” 45 years ago.

There are hundreds of questions that will need to be answered if that decision occurs, as alluded to in this April DEA letter to the US Senate. But let’s focus on one question that could dramatically impact the Illinois medical cannabis program – what if cannabis can legally be transported across state lines?

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/rescheduling-pot-bad-for-the-nations-cannabis-industry-good-for-the-state-of-illinois/


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