Clinical Studies and Case Reports

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TitleMedical Marijuana Laws May Be Associated With A Decline In The Number Of Prescriptions For Medicaid Enrollees
Author(s)Bradford AC, Bradford WD
Journal, Volume, IssueHealth Aff (Millwood). ;36(5):945-951
Major outcome(s)The medical use of cannabis may reduce medical costs of Medicaid in the USA by about one billion dollars
IndicationAbstract
MedicationCannabis

In the past twenty years, twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of medical marijuana law. Using quarterly data on all fee-for-service Medicaid prescriptions in the period 2007-14, we tested the association between those laws and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries. We found that the use of prescription drugs in fee-for-service Medicaid was lower in states with medical marijuana laws than in states without such laws in five of the nine broad clinical areas we studied. If all states had had a medical marijuana law in 2014, we estimated that total savings for fee-for-service Medicaid could have been $1.01 billion. These results are similar to those in a previous study we conducted, regarding the effects of medical marijuana laws on the number of prescriptions within the Medicare population. Together, the studies suggest that in states with such laws, Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries will fill fewer prescriptions

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