For those who still consider cannabis as “dangerous,” their oft-cited rhetoric is that smoking plant material, of any kind, is harmful. Is it any surprise that when given the availability to freely use, consumers choose the healthiest way to consume marijuana? A new study has detailed the natural selection by consumers in legal states, and it confirms what proponents of legalization have said all along.
The latest study results
Recently published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study performed by researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine and the C. Everett Koop Institute in Lebanon, New Hampshire shows a significant trend. The study collected data through surveys conducted on Facebook and Qaultrics, an online survey platform. It sought to quantify people’s preferred method of ingestion for cannabis and balanced this against their location, and the proliferation of dispensaries in their area.
Areas with legal cannabis had much higher correlations of users who…