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5 Reasons Why Health Insurance Should Cover Medical Marijuana

5 Reasons Why Health Insurance Should Cover Medical Marijuana

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5 Reasons Why Health Insurance Should Cover Medical Marijuana

Health insurance is supposed to help patients get access to health care. So why are there so many obstacles to getting medical marijuana?

It makes sense that health insurance should cover medical marijuana. After all, cannabis is a type of medicine that doctors prescribe. So why is it that you can’t present your insurance card at a dispensary? Is there any hope for the future?

1. Science Supported Medicine

5 Reasons Why Health Insurance Should Cover Medical Marijuana

Over the past twenty years, scientists have researched the medicinal properties of cannabis. They found that the plant is not only harmless to humans but can also assist in the treatment of a plethora of illnesses and conditions.

Research shows that cannabis can be vital when treating patients with diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, and epilepsy. The list of afflictions that cannabis can treat seems to be endless. Each strain has different nuances, which makes it easier to come up with specific treatment plans.

Because there has been so much research done and so much research that is currently in progress, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that cannabis is a legitimate medicine. Thus, health insurance should cover medical marijuana for their subscribers.

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Chloe Harper Gold

Chloé Harper Gold is a writer in New York City. In addition to cannabis, she is passionate about horror, science fiction, and feminism. You can find more of her writing on Horror Film Central, Feministing, and Twitter.

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