Should Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana: Medicare Recipients Respond

Medical cannabis is already popular with Medicare recipients and many fear insurance coverage will drive up the cost. Find out what else a new survey found.

Medicare recipients are not strangers to medical marijuana, a new survey finds. In fact, 1 in 5 recipients currently use medical cannabis and approximately one-third spend between $201 and $500 monthly on the alternative medical product.

The recent survey, conducted April 1-2, 2022 by, polled 1250 Americans aged ≥65 years who recieve heatlh insurance through Medicare. Current medical cannabis users are afraid of price increases if insurance companies become involved, according to the results, but even a majority of those who have never used medicinal pot support Medicare coverage because they believe it is effective when other treatments fail.

Click through the short slide show below for the rest of the findings.

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