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Old 07-27-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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Use of many prescription drugs has plummeted following the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia and published in the journal Health Affairs.

The researchers found that Medicare prescriptions fell for conditions that can be treated by cannabis, including anxiety, depression, pain, nausea, psychosis, seizures, sleep disorders and spasticity. Prescriptions for other types of drugs, such as blood-thinners, remained unchanged. This led the researchers to conclude that legalization led directly to the changing prescription habits. [more]
http://www.naturalnews.com/054781_me...criptions.html

No surprise..... The cost of medical care in the USA is insane!!


That explains why its been made illegal---the drug companies were afraid
that cannabis would be used rather than their poisons and bribed the
lawmakers to criminalise it
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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We know why Obama prevented pill importation from Canada, to keep US prices sky high as a favor to his big pharma donors.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:25 PM
 
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That explains why its been made illegal---the drug companies were afraid
that cannabis would be used rather than their poisons and bribed the
lawmakers to criminalise it
That is exactly right. Except that when Big Pharma started issuing blank checks to their lobbyists, they insisted on more than just keeping it criminalized (it was already criminalized by the time the medicinal properties were being discovered). They wanted it to remain completely demonized, Reefer Madness style, and locked down tight so that even research wasn't possible without the government's almost impossible to get permission.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:53 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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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
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:58 AM
 
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I don't believe at this point in time, pharma drugs are plummeting...

What I do believe, is that someone paid someone off, to write this article and push their agenda.

I'm a senior and I don't know anyone who has turned to pot...so...it surely isn't as big as this article claims it is....
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I don't believe at this point in time, pharma drugs are plummeting...

What I do believe, is that someone paid someone off, to write this article and push their agenda.

I'm a senior and I don't know anyone who has turned to pot...so...it surely isn't as big as this article claims it is....
It is a sad day when it is far easier for people with chronic pain to get pot, than it is to get Vicodin
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:08 AM
 
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It is a sad day when it is far easier for people with chronic pain to get pot, than it is to get Vicodin
Both should be readily available and up to the end user which to buy.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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It is a sad day when it is far easier for people with chronic pain to get pot, than it is to get Vicodin
And therein lies the reasons why people turn to pot. The FDA and the ATF (among others) tightening up the requirements on needed medications to keep them from being abused only hurts the people who need them.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:13 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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Both should be readily available and up to the end user which to buy.
Up to a doctor... Self medication creates issues for everyone else
It's all about PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

There's a disconnect there somewhere Frank...you have to agree
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