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Old 07-10-2016, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs : Shots - Health News : NPR

"Insurance plans don't cover it, so patients using marijuana pay out of pocket. Prices vary based on location, but a patient's recommended regimen can cost as much as $400 per month. The Drug Enforcement Agency is considering changing that classification — a decision is expected sometime this summer. If the DEA made marijuana a Schedule II drug, the move would put it in the company of drugs such as morphine and oxycodone, making it easier for doctors to prescribe and more likely that insurance would cover it."

If insurance covered medical marijuana, the Colorado marijuana industry would see even higher growth.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs : Shots - Health News : NPR

"Insurance plans don't cover it, so patients using marijuana pay out of pocket. Prices vary based on location, but a patient's recommended regimen can cost as much as $400 per month. The Drug Enforcement Agency is considering changing that classification a decision is expected sometime this summer. If the DEA made marijuana a Schedule II drug, the move would put it in the company of drugs such as morphine and oxycodone, making it easier for doctors to prescribe and more likely that insurance would cover it."

If insurance covered medical marijuana, the Colorado marijuana industry would see even higher growth.
25 states have legal medicinal marijuana. It's unclear to me that this would boost Colorado sales.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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25 states have legal medicinal marijuana. It's unclear to me that this would boost Colorado sales.
If insurance companies paid the $400 per month drug expense, demand would soar.

Marijuana relieves pain without the deleterious side effects of opiates. I know several people who are paying that $400 out of pocket.

Many more need it but cannot afford it.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Blah
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If insurance companies paid the $400 per month drug expense, demand would soar.

Marijuana relieves pain without the deleterious side effects of opiates. I know several people who are paying that $400 out of pocket.

Many more need it but cannot afford it.
Are you talking about people who need Cannabis but can't afford it or is that general prescriptions? Is pot illegal to grow in your county?
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