Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 10.35.40 AM7/6/16–Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to new research.The savings, due to lower prescription drug use, were estimated to be $165.2 million in 2013, a year when 17 states and the District of Columbia had implemented medical marijuana laws. Read