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Baby Boomers Choose Marijuana For Aches and Pains Instead of Prescription Drugs

By Jeffrey Green

Even if we stay fit, eat well, do yoga and meditate, it is still painful to age. It seems that all sports injuries, car accidents, slip on the ice, or other bumps and bruises accumulated appear again aggravate the older we get. Our quality of life depends on the efficiency with which we manage that pain.

My 66-year-old father is one of many baby boomers who opt for medical cannabis instead of opioid analgesics. Man has tried literally everything legal to manage their pain with very little success. Some even worse than the pain caused side effects.

However much I tried to convince smoke some grass with me, he refused to break the law. It has always been a stickler for the rules and morals. But even after it was legalized in which he lives, he refused to participate. It was not until his friend bragged about how much better life is with medicinal cannabis, and about all the recipes you no longer need, my father finally turned.

hope by telling his story to others find the courage to overcome their fears scheduled.

Now vaping and experiment with food products due to a set of still smoking “feels bad” him. Whatever. I am glad that you are taking a more natural route to managing your pain because it offers top quality of life (pun intended). And it seems he is not alone.

A new University of Georgia study found that prescriptions for drugs that could be replaced by medical marijuana “has decreased significantly” in states where it is legal.

Indeed, Medicare saved approximately $ 165.2 million in medical marijuana states because of people leaving opioid analgesics with severe side effects on natural grass.

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The summary of the study states:

Using the data of all prescriptions filled by members of the Medicare Part D 2010-2013, it was found that the use of drugs prescription for marijuana could serve as an alternative clinic dropped significantly , once the medical marijuana law was implemented. estimated national overall reductions in the Medicare program and the affiliate spending when states implement medical marijuana laws at $ 165.2 million per year in 2013. The availability of marijuana medicine has a significant effect on prescribing patterns and spending on Medicare Part D.

Although some of the best marijuana has medicinal intimidating names like Green crack or Amnesia Haze , the potential negative side effects are virtually nonexistent. The most common side effects are occasional happy and greater desire to eat snacks nap, hardly considered negative for most people. work performance and even machines work effectively not seem to be affected by the moderate consumption of cannabis.

Several studies have concluded the following about driving under the influence of marijuana, “ Results to date studies shock guilt have failed to demonstrate that drivers with cannabinoids in the blood are significantly more likely than drug-free drivers to be guilty of traffic accidents. ”

Washington Post just reported that Colorado has experienced almost lows in traffic accidents since the legalization of marijuana even though the drivers have testing positive for marijuana in higher numbers.

Washington Post says:

makes sense to loosen restrictions on pot would result in a higher percentage of drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents have smoked the drug at some point during the last days or weeks. also it expects to find that a higher percentage of the faithful, good Samaritans and volunteers have pot soup kitchen on your system. What awaits a similar result in any large sample of people.

Meanwhile opiates still have devastating side effects, including death. Earlier this year, the CDC alarm at opiates “The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and overdose. Increased sales and prescription opioids- it quadrupled since 1999 helped create and nurture this epidemic. “

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the study mentioned above is very timely because the government is passing new laws to try to reduce the abuse of opioid analgesics. President Obama also just signed Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which seeks to expand drug prevention, education and non-punitive addiction treatment.

approval of “comprehensive” laws can not work as well as the legalization of medicinal cannabis nationwide.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is forced to consider the rescheduling of cannabis in a controlled substance in Schedule 1 because of its increasingly obvious medical uses. Although the DEA is facing increasing pressure to reclassify marijuana, which has recently he delayed his announcement .

Regardless of what happens at the national level, this November you may have the opportunity to vote in favor of the legalization of cannabis in through 12 states .

If you are a baby boom in the states, including Nevada, Florida, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona, Arkansas Michigan and some others, it is possible that by accessing a much better way to control pain opioids.

To find out if your state is on this list to legalize and get out and vote!

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Jeffrey Green writes for Natural Blaze – see more of his work here

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