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Study: When Medical Pot is Introduced, Alcohol Consumption Drops

 

Posted by George Prentice on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM

 

 

 

 

 

“This is old news but a study that needs to be read by every Legislature in Michigan,please make sure it is read by anyone that opposes the implementation of the MMMA and will of the People of the State of Michigan.” Michael Komorn

 

One of the more interesting journeys of 2011 (and we had a few) occurred last March, when we visited a spot called the 45th Parallel,right across the Idaho-Oregon border. That's where we found a medical marijuana dispensary, offering such varieties as chocolate chunk, blue dream and purple wreck.

What we discovered was an increasing number of Idaho clients who had recently bought property in Oregon, just so they could have legal access to medicinal pot for AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis and major skeletal injuries.

 

Moscow Republican Rep. Tom Trail told us that he was carefully crafting something called the Idaho Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, which is expected to surface again when the Idaho Legislature convenes in a couple of weeks.

 

Anew study, reported in today's Missoulian, indicates that states that have legalized medical marijuana have seen a decrease in traffic fatalities and beer sales, as pot became a substitute for alcohol. To date, 16 states have passed laws legalizing medical marijuana.

 

The report, authored by D.Mark Anderson of Montana State University and Daniel Reese of the University of Colorado, is under review by the Journal of Law and Economics.

 

 

 

 

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you can tell from my criminal record what alcohol did to me.i turned to alcohol as a way of solving,or overlooking my troubles after i got out of the army.i drank hard and strong,day in day out.eventually my life became measured in "days in" and "days out" of jail.since i became a mmj patient, i havent taken a drink of alcohol.i have lost the compulsion to drink.for me,it is a miracle!alcohol took life from me,marijuana is giving it back.........P

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you can tell from my criminal record what alcohol did to me.i turned to alcohol as a way of solving,or overlooking my troubles after i got out of the army.i drank hard and strong,day in day out.eventually my life became measured in "days in" and "days out" of jail.since i became a mmj patient, i havent taken a drink of alcohol.i have lost the compulsion to drink.for me,it is a miracle!alcohol took life from me,marijuana is giving it back.........P

I'm so glad you have been able to get off the alcohol. I lot a brother to alcohol, and it's a killer when it gets ahold of you like that. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

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