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Legal MJ Reduces Big Pharma's Profits

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by Storm Crow, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. Seems like Big Pharma has a wee problem wherever cannabis is legalized! :laughing:

    Pharmaceutical Industry Suffers Billions In Losses After States Legalize Marijuana, New Study Finds. (news – 2022) Pharmaceutical Industry Suffers Billions In Losses After States Legalize Marijuana, New Study Finds

    The pharmaceutical industry takes a serious economic hit after states legalize marijuana—with an average market loss of nearly $10 billion for drugmakers per each legalization event—according to a first-of-its-kind study.

    The peer-reviewed research article, published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday, looked at stock return and prescription drug sales data for 556 pharmaceutical companies from 1996 to 2019, analyzing market trends before and after the enactment of medical and adult-use cannabis legalization laws at the state level.

    The stock returns were “1.5-2 percent lower at 10 days after legalization,” the study authors founds. “Returns decreased in response to both medical and recreational legalization, for both generic and brand drugmakersInvestors anticipate a single legalization event to reduce drugmaker annual sales by $3 billion on average.

    There are plenty of anecdotal reports, data-based studies and observational analyses that have signaled that some people use cannabis as an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical drugs like opioid-based painkillers and sleep medications.

    Earlier this year, for example, a research paper that analyzed Medicaid data on prescription drugs found that legalizing marijuana for adult use is associated with “significant reductions” in the use of prescription drugs for the treatment of multiple conditions.

    But this study’s finding that “cannabis entry decreases returns for both generic and brand drug makers is novel,” the California Polytechnic State University and University of New Mexico researchers said.

    “By expanding access and, thus use, legalization could permit cannabis to compete with conventional pharmaceuticals. Largely unpatentable, cannabis may act like a new generic entrant following medical legalization, leading some individuals to substitute away from other drugs toward cannabis. However, unlike a conventional new generic drug, cannabis use is not restricted to a single or limited set of conditions. This means that cannabis acts as a new entrant across many different drug markets simultaneously.”

    Just FYI- At age 75, the only pharmaceutical I use is a natural thyroid- and thyroid insufficiency just runs in my dad's side of the family. Cannabis eliminates the need for a lot of the pills folks my age seem to need! :GettingStoned:

    Granny :wave:
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  2. Now I know whose been trying to kill me and I thought it was my Ex
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