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Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21

Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21

Date:
July 7, 2015
Source:
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. (2015, July 7). Marijuana users substitute alcohol at 21. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 8, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150707120441.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A recent study looked at marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24. It’s probably not surprising that the results show a drastic increase in alcohol consumption in people just over 21; after all, that’s the minimum legal age to drink. What an economist-researcher found remarkable is that, at the same age, there was an equally dramatic drop in marijuana use.

Journal Reference:
Benjamin Crost, Santiago Guerrero. The effect of alcohol availability on marijuana use: Evidence from the minimum legal drinking ageJournal of Health Economics, 2012; 31 (1): 112 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.12.005

Use marijuana legalization to fight heroin addiction

Froma Harrop: Use marijuana legalization to fight heroin addiction

Commentary in The Providence Journal May 28, 2014

http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20140528-froma-harrop-use-marijuana-legalization-to-fight-heroin-addiction.ece

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