Specific groups of people seem to especially benefit the most from legislation to legalize access to marijuana for medical purposes, a new study reports.

“The results suggest that a [medical marijuana law] and protected dispensaries improved self-reported health among several demographic groups, such as individuals with only a high school degree and non-whites, and especially among people with chronic pain,” the paper states.

One change in behavior the researchers observed was “large reductions in alcohol consumption after the implementation of a medical marijuana law.” 

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Kimberly Lawson ~ MarijuanaMoment.net