legalized medical marijuana

Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat those conditions and a dip in spending by Medicare Part D, which covers the cost on prescription medications.

NPR.org 7-6-16… “After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs” ” This is very welcome news, from a (perhaps somewhat) main stream news source. Although part of the emphasis is about “saving money for Medicare”, it does show that even MSM (Mass Stream Medical) is getting that marijuana and it’s derivatives (oils, etc.) are a definite alternative to MSM drugs. “Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat those conditions and a dip in spending by Medicare Part D, which covers the cost on prescription medications. “Medical marijuana saved Medicare about $165 million in 2013, the researchers concluded. They estimated that, if medical marijuana were available nationwide, Medicare Part D spending would have declined in the same year by about $470 million. “The researchers found that in states with medical marijuana laws on the books, the number of prescriptions dropped for drugs to treat anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, psychosis, seizures, sleep disorders and spasticity. Those are all conditions for which marijuana is sometimes recommended. “Marijuana is unlike other drugs, such as opioids, overdoses of which can be fatal, said Deepak D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, who has researched marijuana. “That doesn’t happen with marijuana,” he added.” ” https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/npr-org-7-6-16-after-medical-marijuana-legalized-medicare-prescriptions-drop-for-many-drugs/

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