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Medical Marijuana Trims Medicare Costs

By New Frontier Analysts A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia indicates that, in those states where medical marijuana has been legalized, there is a reduced incidence of prescription drugs where marijuana could serve instead, and also has a significant effect on prescribing patterns and spending in Medicare Part D, which is […]
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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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