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The Public Health Case for Legalizing Pot: It Could Replace Alcohol
Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs & Mental Health
Research – Survey
Alcohol Research Group
In a recent review of the scientific literature, researcher Meenakshi Subbaraman, of the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute, found that marijuana can act as a substitute for alcohol for some people. In one survey of Canadian medical marijuana users, 41 percent said they replace alcohol with marijuana because pot causes less withdrawal, fewer side-effects, and better symptom management. In another survey, medical marijuana patients in California reported alcohol use at two-thirds the national rate.
Originally published by Vox
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