Warum Big Pharma gegen die Legalisierung von Marijuana lobbyiert, in einer Grafik

Die Pharma-Industrie lobbyiert in den USA (und wahrscheinlich auch hierzulande) gegen die Legalisierung von Marijuana. Aus ihrer Perspektive völlig zurecht, weil das Ganja den Profit ihrer Pillen auffrisst. (via Superpunch)

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in the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law. The drops were quite significant: In medical-marijuana states, the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants each year, 486 fewer doses of seizure medication, 541 fewer anti-nausea doses and 562 fewer doses of anti-anxiety medication.

But most strikingly, the typical physician in a medical-marijuana state prescribed 1,826 fewer doses of painkillers in a given year.