Recently, two researchers took a look at states with legal medical marijuana and found something that could really mess with Big Pharma.
A new study published in the journal Health Affairs found that people who live in states that allow medical marijuana use prescription pain killers at a “significantly” lower rate than other states.
David and Ashley Bradford, a father and daughter research team from the University of Georgia analyzed national Medicare records from 2010 to 2013, according to The Washington Post. They found that the 17 states that allowed medical marijuana at that time, saw a big drop in painkiller prescriptions through Medicare. Medicare is a federal heath care program for people 65 and older or younger people with certain conditions or disabilities.
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