A study last year by a father-daughter pair of researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program. The implication was that offered the choice between taking medication prescribed by a doctor and self-medicating with pot, many older patients opted for the latter. Because the University of Georgia's Ashley Bradford and W. David Bradford looked only at Medicare data, they . . .
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