STUDY: Legalizing Marijuana Leads To Higher Rates Of Alcohol Use

Looks like people will be going from getting high to drinking a Miller High Life!

  • In a study that encompassed 4.2 million people from all 50 states and lasted from 2010-2019, researchers found alcohol use rose in states that legalized marijuana.
  • Legalization of marijuana was “associated with significant increases in alcohol use that increased in magnitude over time,” the study found.
  • Legalization of marijuana was also correlated with an increase in fatal traffic accidents and a decline in the academic achievement of teenagers.
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