MEDICAL CANNABIS IN - OBAMACARE OUT

OBAMACARE VS MEDIC AL MARIJUANA

OBAMACARE VS MEDICAL MARIJUANA


Show this article to your doctor, your priest, your local politician, Jeff Sessions or Donald Trump.  They'll all feel much better about medical marijuana after they read it.  







As Trump extinguishes/revamps Obamacare, maybe the lights will come on, nationwide legalization of medical marijuana will save the country a ton of money and the figure is on the hundreds of billions of dollars per year, at a minimum.  Not only that, the majority of American doctors will support the legalization of medical marijuana across the country.  Mr. President, sir Donald, 69% of physicians are already on board right now, with 69% approving of legalization.


"The findings of our consumer-physician survey indicate the medical community's support for the use of cannabis as a treatment option, particularly among clinical specialties that have pioneered research." Dr Michael Smith

MEDICAL SYSTEM FAIL

Jeff S and Donald T : Do the math, you're very good at it.

  • Money spent on incarceration: In 2014, 700,000 were arrested.
  • Money spent on law enforcement. Marijuana cases account for about 25% of total arrests in the US.
  • How many officers does it take to chase, surveil, raid take down 700,000 "clients".
  • How much money is spent on lawyers fees, court costs, judge salaries and facilities?
  • Lost wages of prisoners to family and unnecessary damage to family and community, ruined lives.
  • How much is the cost of allowing drug cartels to fuel up their operations with green weed cash.
  • How much money can be made in sales tax?

To get the ball rolling on the federal savings, we'll get the ball rolling...  If each arrest on average resulted in $100,000 damages all told, then we're talking about $70,000,000,000 in total cost.  The total prescription drug bill in the US is now somewhere around $320 billion.  Cannabis based medicines take a major bite out of that figure, because medical marijuana is recommended for pain, inflammation, insomnia, anti-inflammatory disorders, which are the major areas addressed by pharmaceuticals.  Furthermore, there is an avalanche of new cannabis based medicines that may afford treatment to many hard to treat, impossible to treat conditions.


"The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics is forecasting that annual increases in U.S. prescription drug spending will slow to 4 to 7 percent through 2020, after rising around 10 percent in each of the past three years. It predicts spending will reach $370 billion to $400 billion in 2020."


The marijuana landscape has changed greatly all over the world.  The majority of American citizens want marijuana to be legalized.  Believe it or not, a greater percentage of medical physicians want to see pot legal as compared to the average person.
In a 2014 survey of about 1,500 doctors and 3,000 consumers. 69 percent of physicians said medical cannabis can help with certain conditions and treatments - while  52 percent of average citizens agreed that cannabis is medicinal.


DOCTORS EXPOSED TO MARIJUANA STRONGLY TEND TO SUPPORT ITS USE
Overall, 67 percent of physicians said they believed medical cannabis should be an option for patients. 50% of physicians in states where medical cannabis isn't legal agreed it should be legal.  It might be concluded that once marijuana is legalized and physicians see the results, then they come on board for the most part.







SPECIALISTS SUPPORT MMJ MORE THAN GP


Support for medical cannabis was highest among cancer and blood disorder specialists at 82 percent believing that  cannabis can provide substantial benefits patients. It should be noted that specialists are more highly educated as compared to general practitioners and are more likely to come in contact with medical marijuana users.  Again the data supports the idea that physicians that have contact and experience with marijuana approve and ignorant physicians disapprove.
Despite the profound gains in knowledge and understanding about medical marijuana, profound ignorance has not completely evaporated by any stretch of the imagination.


"Despite more than 20 years of anecdotal evidence about the medicinal effects of cannabis, physicians and consumers remain in search of answers. Yet these survey data suggest additional studies will inform decision-makers' confidence in where medical cannabis can help and where it might not. " - Dr. Michael Smith

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