A new study shows that in states with legal medical marijuana, prescriptions for drugs to treat conditions that might also be treated with marijuana have fallen significantly. After just 17 states had passed legalization, Medicare was already saving $165 million per year. Nationwide legalization would save much more, not only for Medicare but for all healthcare plans. Let’s hope we can finally stop wasting law enforcement resources chasing down and prosecuting people for a drug that is in many ways less harmful than alcohol.
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