The House of Representatives approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act April 1, sending it to the Senate, a move that signals possible marijuana reform.
Most industry experts agree that reform is highly unlikely to occur this year.
At the same time, more and more states are enabling marijuana access, with 37 states across the U.S. having some form of a legal medical marijuana program.
With so many states enabling legal access to medical cannabis and possible reform on the horizon, what seems to be the problem?
Well, despite those legal medical marijuana markets, cannabis remains illegal on the federal level, being classified as a Schedule 1 substance, or in other words, it it is viewed as having no accepted medical value and high abuse potential. This means that health insurance doesn’t cover medical marijuana.
How many Medicare recipients actually use marijuana? Should Medicare expand its coverage to include cannabis?
To find out how recipients of a government national health insurance program in the United States feel about these questions, MedicarePlans.com conducted a survey questioning 1,250 people 65 and older. The survey revealed, among other things, that seniors are using medical marijuana to treat a plethora of conditions.
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Published: April 19, 2022