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Study: Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $1 Billion

Category: News | Posted on Thu, April, 27th 2017 by THCFinder

Marijuana is a drug. This nobody can deny. Look: there it is—marijuana!—on the country’s Controlled Substances Act, the list of America’s most dangerous drugs.

But when they’re not being bad, drugs are also medicine. And, in the 28 states where medical cannabis is legal, so is marijuana. In those 28 states, something interesting happened over the past decade: sick people on Medicaid filled fewer prescriptions—so fewer prescriptions, that if medical marijuana were available in all 50 states, Americans would save more than $1 billion on Medicaid costs, according to a new study.

By now, it’s no secret that cannabis is useful for many of the ailments associated with aging and accompanying serious diseases including chronic pain and cancer (two common ailments for which the typical pharmaceutical cocktail prescribed by a doctor will include some kind of opiate).

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/study-medical-marijuana-could-save-medicaid-1-billion/


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, April, 26th 2017 by THCFinder


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Marijuana vs. Auto Dealerships: Car Salesmen Not Feeling Cannabis

Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 26th 2017 by THCFinder

Cathedral City, California is one of a brace of forlorn, all-but-forgotten towns scattered across the wide expanse of desert stretching west from Los Angeles attempting to reinvent—or, rescue—themselves as marijuana boomtowns.

Nearly everywhere, marijuana is welcomed, or at least coolly embraced, as a badly needed raison d’etre, bringing businesses (and tax revenue) to places where the recession was only the latest in a series of reversals, and one that’s never quite turned back the other way.

In Desert Hot Springs, all the available real estate has been bought up by out-of-town investors, looking to cash in on the city-blessed right to run a million-square-foot marijuana operation (though where they’ll find all the water demanded by thousands and thousands of cannabis plants is an open question); in Coalinga, further up Interstate 5, even the local reactionaries are happy that an abandoned prison—once the local economic driver—has been leased by an outfit on whose board sits Bob Marley’s youngest son.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/marijuana-vs-auto-dealerships-car-salesmen-not-feeling-cannabis/


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A Million Ways to Die in the West - Special Pot Cookie

Category: Videos | Posted on Wed, April, 26th 2017 by THCFinder


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Jeffrey Miron and Harvard Students Advocate for Marijuana Legalization

Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, April, 26th 2017 by THCFinder

Although the 4/20 weekend is over for this year, TWB is still getting some great submissions for content about this stoner holiday.  When this one, done by a group of Harvard students called On Harvard Time (OHT), included Harvard Economist Jeffrey Miron, we knew we wanted to share it.  You may recall that Miron co-authored a study in 2012 that was commissioned by the National Cannabis Coalition about the budgetary implications of legalizing marijuana in Missouri, my home state.

Miron stated that “The savings to Missouri’s state and local governments from marijuana legalization consists of three main components: the reduction in expenditures by police from eliminating marijuana-related arrests; the reduction in spending on prosecution and judicial resources; and the reduction in spending on jails and prisons as well as probation and parole. In addition to these savings, marijuana legalization would allow taxation of commerce in production and sale of marijuana which are currently tax free.”

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/jeffrey-miron-and-harvard-students-advocate-for-marijuana-legalization/


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