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Possible Medicare Savings in States with Medical Marijuana

In a recent study in Health Affairs journal on how medical marijuana laws have reduced prescription medication use, it was estimated that if all states legalized medical marijuana, national savings for Medicare would have totaled $468.1 million for 2013. Based on this analysis, potential total savings in six states that are implementing or voting on […]
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Nevada Medical Marijuana Patient Trends

    Since January 2014, patient participation in Nevada’s medical marijuana program has grown at a compound annual rate of 71% per year, fueled in part by growing sales through the state’s reciprocity program. Nevada is one of just a few states, including Arizona, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, and Rhode Island, which honor medical marijuana licenses […]
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David Schubert - Salk Institute

Research Shows Cannabinoid Compounds Remove Proteins Linked To Alzheimer’s

By New Frontier Analysts Researchers from the Salk Institute recently discovered that the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis, THC, and other cannabinoid compounds demonstrated the ability to remove beta amyloid proteins that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.  The study also concluded that cannabinoids reduce cellular inflammation, which is a byproduct of the disease’s progression.  [...]
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A Strong National Majority Now Supports Medical Marijuana Legalization

A Strong National Majority Now Supports Medical Marijuana Legalization

Nine in ten Americans across all key demographic groups now support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac University. While there were slight differences in views based on political affiliation, with Democratic voters being more likely to support legalization, even among Republicans, support is strong at 81%. In this […]
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Total ‘Yes’ Votes by Lawmakers in States Which Passed Medical Marijuana Through the Legislature

Total ‘Yes’ Votes by Lawmakers in States Which Passed Medical Marijuana Through the Legislature

Of the 25 states that have legalized medical marijuana, 14 have done so through the legislative process, not through a voter-decided ballot initiative.  Of these, all but Hawaii and New Mexico are in the eastern half of the US, suggesting more receptivity to legislative legalization in eastern states. However, states which have legalized through the […]
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Top 5 Medical Marijuana Market Growth Projections for 2015 to 2020

Top 5 Medical Marijuana Market Growth Projections (2015-2020)

  According to the State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report (4th Edition), published by ArcView Market Research and produced by New Frontier, California is the largest medical marijuana program in the country among states where medical marijuana is currently legal. The California market is fueled by the state’s large size, longevity as the first-in-the-nation medical […]
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Explosive Growth Legal Adult Use and Medical Marijuana Markets - 2014 to 2020

Explosive Growth of Legal Adult Use and Medical Marijuana Markets

Legal Sales Expected To Grow From $5.7 Billion In 2015 to $22.8 Billion In 2020 With all the 2015 year end data now reported, and a strong opening in legal marijuana sales in 2016, New Frontier and ArcView Market Research have revised their medical and adult use marijuana market projections to reflect the market’s continued […]
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Massachusetts Legal Cannabis Market

Massachusetts Legal Cannabis Market New Frontier Data expects Massachusetts’ 2016 medical cannabis market sales to total $52 million, and reach $101 million in 2017. As one of four states to pass adult use legalization measures in 2016, Massachusetts is expected to activate an adult use market in 2018 and dramatically increase the size of the […]
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The Wide Gender Gap in Medical Marijuana Program Participation

The Wide Gender Gap In Medical Marijuana Program Participation

Women are significantly less likely to participate in medical marijuana programs than men, according to data from various state medical marijuana program patient participation statistics. Women account for approximately half of the U.S. population, but only represent one-quarter of the medical marijuana patients in Arizona, and approximately one-third of the patients in Oregon, Washington, [...]
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Comparing Medical Marijuana Patient To Population Ratios Across States

Comparing Medical Marijuana Patient To Population Ratios Across States

Colorado, which has the largest medical marijuana patient population, also had the highest patient to population ratio with 2.1% of its residents participating in the program. In two other states, Oregon and Arizona, patients account for more than one percent of the overall population. States with newer or more restrictive programs all had patient ratios […]
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