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NORML: Research Study shows DROP in Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Pain Meds Following Marijuana Legalization

The Journal of Adolescent Health published data. The data showed that young adults decreased their use of alcohol, cigarettes and pain medication when they had access to legal medical cannabis. This study covered a 6 year period, 2014 through 2019, and published in May, 2022. Researchers used regression models to analyze the 6 annual waves of surveys of young people aged 18 to 25. The University of Washington conducted the study and published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. They found that the use of alcohol, cigarettes and pain medications decreased after the legalization of marijuana. NORML reported on this article. The title of the research is Trends in Alcohol, Cigarette, E-Cigarette, and Nonprescribed Pain Reliever Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis.

Decreased drug use is Trend

This continues a trend found in medical cannabis research. Legal marijuana use clearly shows continued decreased drug use by young adults. Drug use decreased but we don’t know why. I speculate that young adults know that there are little to no negative side effects from marijuana. And everyone knows that alcohol, cigarettes and pain medications have several severe side effects. The worst side effect from using marijuana is eating too much pizza and ice cream. Marijuana has many medical benefits. Medical cannabis reduces inflammation. Inflammation is the cause of most human ailments. Reduce inflammation, reduce ailments. People know this. More research is needed to show correlation of medical marijuana and medical benefits. Medical cannabis cures people. (See article).

NORML is important

NORML reports on cannabis and marijuana research. NORML fights on the front edge of cannabis legalization. NORML needs your support and stands for freedom. The best organization to fight to get legal marijuana is NORML. They publish research studies. They fight and get legislation passed for legal marijuana use. This website supports NORML. This website publishes articles about medical cannabis research studies. Check it out here!

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