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Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in U.S., a new study says

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compared to 14.7 million daily or near-daily drinkers, according to the study.

This seems to be a remarkably low number in a country of 350m.

However, people are famously dishonest in interviews about drinking - the amount people admit to drinking in surveys never talies to the amount recorded in sales.

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Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in U.S., a new study says

So people less drink alcohol, which mean less tax from alcohol right?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisroberts/2022/01/26/marijuana-taxes-far-exceed-alcohol-taxes-why-thats-bad-and-could-kill-legalization

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Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in U.S., a new study says

Undoubtedly a healthier trend, scientific fact.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/society/2010/nov/01/alcohol-more-harmful-than-heroin-crack

Why one remains widely distributed and legal but others do not the reasons lie in political economics, not health of the populace.

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Can confirm, for me and mines.

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With alcohol-related deaths at an ath this can only be good news

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Marijuana impairs a person less than alcohol but there has never been a long term study of it (as there has been for alcohol and cigarettes). Of course, that was impossible since such a study would have been illegal, obviously. But filling your lungs with smoke doesn't sound too healthy to me. I used it a lot as a teen and young man, but then, I also smoked and drank a lot, too. I'm not against marijuana even a little bit. It should be legalized everywhere. But years from now it won't necessarily be the healthiest thing to do. We really don't know yet.

I no longer drink and I'm too old to go back to marijuana. I limit my cigarette smoking to 2 1/2 packs a day. I'm sort of a health nut that way.

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Undoubtedly a healthier trend, scientific fact.

Healthier?

Why one remains widely distributed and legal but others do not the reasons lie in political economics, not health of the populace.

Being drunk is bad, but being high as a kite all day long is good?? Wow!

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So what’s stopping Japan ?

Think of all that TAX MONEY you could embezzle!

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“High frequency use also increases the risk of developing cannabis-associated psychosis,” a severe condition where a person loses touch with reality, he said.

As a civilisation and species we lost touch with reality some time ago. For many, cannabis can bring them back into better touch with reality. This should be on the other side of the ledger.

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I've suffered the effects of daily cannabis use and the associated mental impairments.

Main problem was forgetting where I hid my bong the night before.

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No headaches. No vomiting. No calories, except for a bad case of the munchies. Oh, and it’s legal in many places. No, not that hard to believe.

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Every year they are more immersed in drugs in the US..

Keep making China's job easier..

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Cannabis isn't legal in all states, so 40% means about 50% of the country is doing more than their share of the partaking. In 9 states, it is still fully illegal. In 22 states, it is legal for medical AND recreational use. In 20 states, it is legal for medical use only and in most of those, it isn't like California had where you could get almost any doctor to prescribe it for anxiety. 51 is because Washington DC is in my source. https://cannigma.com/us-states-where-cannabis-is-legal/ There are still 50 US States. While medical marijuana might be legal in my state, there are ZERO licensed, legal, dispensaries, so the law is meaningless. Additionally, bringing medical marijuana from other states is still illegal ... so effectively it is illegal, regardless of the actual law.

I'd rather have cannabis users than alcohol users. The dudes just want some doritos and almost all become mellow.

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I sit here just hoping that Kishida and the other overpaid beauracrats are reading this article and are on the verge of rethinking this whole post-WWII American imported paranoia about pot should finally be dissed. Just dreaming away....

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Asahi and all other major alcohol companies don't want it legalized. That being said, they SHOULD get into the business and they'd make a killing off of it. If they wanted it legal, they'd get it legalized. But they're all just out of touch dinosaurs.

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and haven't had a puff yet

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Research shows that high-frequency users are more likely to become addicted to marijuana

Groundbreaking

“High frequency use also increases the risk of developing cannabis-associated psychosis,” a severe condition where a person loses touch with reality, he said.

My experience not citing figures suggests the figures not very significant.

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Don't smoke or drink alcohol anymore. At my advanced age, I may need medical cannabis.

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wallace

Today 12:39 pm JST

Don't smoke or drink alcohol anymore. At my advanced age, I may need medical cannabis.

Is any amount of alcohol bad for your health now?

Alcohol is supposed could be beneficial taken moderately

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wallace

Don't smoke or drink alcohol anymore. At my advanced age, I may need medical cannabis.

Is any amount of alcohol bad for your health now?

Alcohol is supposed could be beneficial taken moderately

I haven't stated that cannabis or alcohol is bad for you. I've only expressed my personal choices. I quit smoking when I moved to Japan 30 years ago, and a couple of years ago, I stopped drinking alcohol due to issues with my blood sugar levels. Both decisions were right for me. I'm not saying that people shouldn't smoke or drink - those are personal choices. I do miss having a drink when I dine out.

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another proof of declining of american society...

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