Day: February 26, 2018

Smoking cannabis leads to less tobacco and alcohol consumption on campus

Researchers from Oregon conducted a study regarding the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana on the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes on school campuses.

In the wake of Oregon’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis, researchers have conducted several studies related to the effects of the legalization on the population.

Many cannabis advocates will bring up the fact that cannabis consumption will often lower the consumption of other substances such as alcohol and tobacco.

Now we finally know for a fact that this is true, as researchers from Oregon have found a firm relationship between the two.

The study is named:  “Changes in undergraduates marijuana, heavy alcohol and cigarette use following legalization of recreationamarijuana use in Oregon”.

The study was conducted by Oregon State University

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‘Dear God…So Crazy…COUGHCOUGH’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Seth Rogen’s gravity-bong-inspired proclamations to US senators slamming the pharmaceutical industry for opposing cannabis legalization, here are the week’s most notable cannabis quotes.

“To them it’s competition for chronic pain, and that’s outrageous because we don’t have the crisis in people who take marijuana for chronic pain having overdose issues. [Marijuana is] not the same thing. It’s not as highly addictive as opioids are.”

—US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, criticizing slamming pharmaceutical companies for opposing cannabis legalization, on Good Day New York

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“We are seeing a steady maturation of the capital markets around the cannabis industry. Early on, it was almost entirely high net worth individuals—and maybe a few family offices—investing in the cannabis space. Now, we are seeing more family offices getting involved, more high net worth individuals, more professional investors getting involved.”

—Harrison Phillips, Vice President of Viridian Capital Advisors, on the $1.23 billion in cannabis-industry investments over the first five weeks of 2018, to Benzinga.com

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