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Cannabis Legalization Brings Decline in Other Drugs, Alcohol

Well, we all knew it was the truth anyway.  And a new article from NORML hits the same point again.  The facts derived from a scientific process have been rolling in for a while now, so there is little doubt anymore.  A brand new study has again found that the legalisation of cannabis leads to lower use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults.

This newest study, conducted by researchers with the University of Washington, assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain drug use among a group of over 12,500 young adults aged 18 to 25 in Washington State following the legalisation of cannabis.

They reported, “Contrary to concerns about spillover effects, implementation of legalized non-medical cannabis coincided with decreases in alcohol and cigarette use and pain reliever misuse.”  Interestingly, researchers also found that the prevalence of past-month e-cigarette use increased post-legalization.

Here is the study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35550333/

Here is the article from NORML explaining the study: https://norml.org/blog/2022/05/17/study-young-adults-consumption-of-alcohol-cigarettes-other-substances-fell-following-marijuana-legalization/

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