Medical marijuana is becoming more popular, and its costs have become more difficult to track.
But while it’s easy to look at the costs of a prescription and see a lot of money being spent, a closer look at how medical marijuana actually works and how it compares to prescription drugs could reveal how much patients are actually saving.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average medical marijuana patient saves $2,400 per year.
That’s more than the average prescription drug.
But it’s not exactly a lot.
For one thing, there’s a $2.5 million difference between the cost of marijuana and the average price of a pharmaceutical, or $8,000 in inflation adjusted dollars.
So even with a significant savings, you can still expect to pay more than you’d pay for a prescription drug over the long term.
A lot more important, though, is that there’s an inherent risk associated with marijuana that may be difficult to quantify.
The drug itself may not be harmful in and of itself, but it can cause some side effects that can lead to chronic pain and even death.
In the past, marijuana has been linked to severe and sometimes fatal brain damage, but the research has been limited to mice.
As such, researchers aren’t certain about whether or not marijuana causes brain damage in humans.
As a result, the federal government has not been able to define marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, a classification reserved for drugs that have no accepted medical use.
While marijuana has never been officially designated as a drug with a high potential for abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that it is “potentially dangerous” and has recommended that all people with certain conditions seek treatment and that people with a history of marijuana use should be cautious of the drug.
For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks associated with the drug, especially as more states legalize medical marijuana.
As for the benefits, researchers have found that marijuana use can help treat depression and anxiety, and even boost energy.
However, there are also some concerns.
One study, which looked at patients taking medical marijuana for a variety of ailments, found that there was a significant reduction in depression symptoms, as well as improvements in symptoms of anxiety.
The other study, however, found a decrease in quality of life, and it noted that while marijuana may alleviate depression, it may not help with chronic pain.
In addition, the study found that patients using medical marijuana often reported that their symptoms worsened with time, and that some reported worsening pain or other symptoms as well.
The CDC has been pushing states to legalize medical use for years, but that hasn’t always been easy.
In states like California and Arizona, the drug has been legal since 2013, but several states, including Nevada and New Mexico, have yet to legalize it.
For the time being, those who want to use medical marijuana are still subject to the same restrictions as regular users, and the DEA has said they will not enforce any marijuana laws on the drug for at least the next year.