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Booze sales plunge in states with legal weed (and fewer people use hard drugs)

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For decades anti-drug activists have peddled the idea that weed is a ‘gateway drug’ – and one puff on a joint will probably lead to you injecting heroin a few months down the line.

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But the reality is actually rather different, according to researchers from the University of Connecticut – with alcohol sales dropping in American states with medical marijuana.

The researchers found that states with medical marijuana showed a 15% reduction in booze sales – based on on Nielsen Retail Scanner sales data from 90 chains.

That’s based on ten years… Read the full story