Study Finds Alcohol Sales Dropped in States with Medical Marijuana

Researchers recently sought to determine if there were a correlation between legalization of cannabis and reduced alcohol consumption. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University evaluated retail sales of alcohol for more than 2,000 U.S. counties between the years of 2006 and 2015, in states where medical cannabis was legalized and in states where it was not. The data was provided from the Neilson Retail Scanner database, which holds records from 90 retail chains nationwide – which the authors of the study said is more reliable than survey data, where individuals tend...

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