Category: cannabis use

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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People Think Texting is More Dangerous than Being Under Influence of Marijuana While Driving

According to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll, Americans think it is more dangerous to text and drive then to be high on cannabis while driving. The poll results showed that 99% of respondents felt using social media while driving is dangerous, while 98% said the same about texting and driving. When asked about being under the influence of cannabis while driving, 91% said that was dangerous; but only 40% of respondents thought driving while high is a contributing factor to more motor vehicle accidents. On the surface, it seems like something that involved keeping your eyes...

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New Study Finds Legalization Hasn’t Increased Cannabis Use

Getty A new study published in the journal Addiction has found that legalization is not a contributing factor to increased cannabis use among adults in the United States. The study was conducted by researchers at the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group, and they used data provided by periodic national alcohol surveys. That data was compared to results on cannabis use from those surveys, which was looked at alongside changes in state marijuana laws. “Results …did not show significant increases in use related to medicinal marijuana legislation,” William Kerr, author of the study, said in a statement. “It appears...

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