Legalising cannabis could help stop the obesity crisis by turning people away from alcohol, US study finds

December 9, 2015 (Source: The Independent) — A new study by Californian researchers has suggested that legalising cannabis could help bring down obesity rates – because rather than drinking pints of alcoholic beverages to celebrate or relax, people spark up a calorie-free joint instead.

The study, conducted by scientists from Cornell and San Diego Universities, involved the analysis of 22 years of health data from states which have decriminalised cannabis either for medical or recreational use.

In states where weed was made legal,…

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