MMJ Could Help Reduce Prescription Drug Use
Medical marijuana can be used to treat a number of medical conditions. Prescription drug uses are often limited in their scope and quite often have both known and unknown side effects. Your physician may recommend replacing certain prescription drug options with medical marijuana options. While we can not recommend or discuss your specific medical condition or possible benifits of medical marijuana, it is widely know that cannabis can be a safer alternative to many RX drugs.
Pain Management with Marijuana Is Less Expensive
Patients with chronic pain need effective pain medication they can afford. Traditional medications for long term treatments are expensive. Very often they are not covered by insurance. While enduring long term treatments, the high price of pain medication has forced some to file for bankruptcy. More than financially destructive, pain medications like opioids are dangerously addictive. On the other hand, marijuana is not. Pain management is cheaper with marijuana. As a result, patients have more money left for other things like additional medications.
Medical marijuana saves government agencies money. The reports are in and they are official. The Medical Marijuana Industry saves Medicare over one hundred million dollars each year. Furthermore, this is a growing trend. Research indicates that these savings are generated when patients switch from expensive pain medication to medical marijuana. As a result, government run medical care has reaped financial benefit. Unsurprisingly, these savings increase with each passing year.
As good luck would have it, patients who switched from traditional pain medication to medical marijuana require fewer doses. That’s right; researchers assert that dosage schedules have decreased. In other words, medical marijuana proves to be more effective in less frequent doses than many other prescription pain medications.
Traditional strategies still apply
- Buy in Bulk
- Use Conservative Doses
- Look for Promos
- Grow Your Own
If you are looking to manage pain with medical marijuana, schedule a consultation today. Physician services are available online through the simple process of telemedicine.