In US states that already have a medical cannabis sector, alcohol sales are down and so are traffic fatalities. Could it be that legal cannabis will prove to a benefit to public health? A safer recreational alternative to alcohol?
Economists Predict Marijuana Legalization Will Produce ‘Public-Health Benefits’
(Image: Jacob Sullum) In their 2012 book Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jonathan Caulkins and three other drug policy scholars identify the impact of repealing pot prohibition on alcohol consumption as the most important thing no one knows. Are cannabis and alcohol complements,… …read more