MED­I­CAL POT USERS LESS OF A BUR­DEN ON HEALTH CARE!

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MED­I­CAL mar­i­juana users

use fewer health care

re­sources than the rest of

the pop­u­la­tion, ac­cord­ing to

a new study!

In a sur­vey of pre­scrip­tion­pot

users, re­searchers found

they re­ported less pain,

bet­ter sleep, re­duced anx­i­ety

and also took fewer doc­tordi­rected

med­i­ca­tions.

They were also less likely

to have vis­ited an emer­gency

room or be ad­mit­ted to a

hospi­tal in the month be­fore

be­ing sur­veyed.

“It wasn’t sur­pris­ing to me

that peo­ple claim to feel bet­ter

when us­ing med­i­cal cannabis,

but it was un­ex­pected to see

that these peo­ple uti­lized less

health care re­sources,” says

Dr. Ryan Van­drey, as­so­ciate

pro­fes­sor of psy­chi­a­try and

be­hav­ioral sci­ences at the

Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity

School of Medicine.

Re­searchers say more

fund­ing and clin­i­cal tri­als are

nec­es­sary to de­ter­mine what

con­di­tions the drug may treat.

Pre­scrip­tion mar­i­juana users are less likely to visit the ER

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