Friday, July 22, 2016

Study Finds Budget Benefits for Medicare in States Where Canabis is Legal

A new study from the University of Georgia found that States that legalized marijuana saw a decline in the number of Medicare prescriptions, saving an estimated $165 million in 2013. The study surveyed Medicare Part D enrollees from 2010-2013, and found that the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as a clinical alternative fell significantly.

Reported by Corinne Smith