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Old 07-28-2016, 06:38 AM
 
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For you doubters, seniors using pot instead of prescription meds happens all the time.

Firsthand example:

I am a Ham Radio Operator. As such, I get to listen to a lot of people talk. Most hams that sit around talking to each other do so "round table" style, meaning there are several folks talking to each other, just like they were sitting at a table in a coffee shop talking. The majority of these folks are over 70, and a large number over 80. That's the problem with ham radio. Young people are not getting interested, so the ham community is aging rapidly.

Conversations that take place in an environment like this are as real as it gets. None of these folks have any reason to lie, they have no agendas, they aren't trying to impress any bosses or peers. Just straight from the heart "rag chewing", as it is called.

Whenever I hear a conversation stray towards drugs or marijuana, a common theme among these old timers is that they never believed in marijuana, and wanted to have nothing to do with it. But then they tell how their doctor recommend it for a certain type of pain their wife was suffering with, and low and behold, it worked! The story usually finishes with them commenting they always make sure their medical marijuana card never expires, because the relief their spouse is receiving is something they would not want to have to live without.

But you guys just go right on doubting it, even though the article did not come from a pro pot website. There is no changing a closed mind.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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The article is a joke

A lot of..opinion...

But hey I'm all in for reducing fraud lowering my taxes people dying zonked out one one drug over another anyday if it doesn't affect all of us...

Oops..it does

How many users on here want their marijuana PAID for by someone else?

All drugs are equal opportunity detractors to life...and so the potheads don't flame...let me be clear..those that stone you..legal or illegal
Like the article you posted regarding a towns water supply "poisoned" by marijuana?
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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Here is some more research for you to peruse. The 2nd link is the one to the original research:

After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs : Shots - Health News : NPR

Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D

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Using data on all prescriptions filled by Medicare Part D enrollees from 2010 to 2013, we found that the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as a clinical alternative fell significantly, once a medical marijuana law was implemented.
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National overall reductions in Medicare program and enrollee spending when states implemented medical marijuana laws were estimated to be $165.2 million per year in 2013.
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The availability of medical marijuana has a significant effect on prescribing patterns and spending in Medicare Part D.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:09 AM
 
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I would say, these are already people who had experience with smoking pot in the first place and found it does the job better than expensive pills. Most people don't turn to pot in their 60-80's for the first time......this would be misleading.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:11 AM
 
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I would say, these are already people who had experience with smoking pot in the first place and found it does the job better than expensive pills. Most people don't turn to pot in their 60-80's for the first time......this would be misleading.
They do if their doctor recommends trying it...
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:47 AM
 
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Ya as most ppl BLINDLY BELIEVE anything thier "doctor" says. (They call us .. THE 'UNCOMPROMISED THINKERS' - Wierdos)
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