Young people are more likely to try cannabis than alcohol first

31st May, 2018 by Edith Hancock

Young people are now more likely to try using cannabis before drinking alcohol, according to new research.

Generation Z is replacing Pinot with pot.

A study published by the Prevention Science has found that increased exposure to cannabis as a recreational drug could lead to a decline in sales of beer, wine, and spirits, as well as decreasing cigarette sales.

The study said that the US’ recently-relaxed state laws around cannabis use could “lead to increases in youth (using) marijuana before other types of substances such as alcohol and tobacco.”

Researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development looked at the lifestyles of more than 275,000 people aged from 12 to 21 years old between 2004 and 2014, and asked them….

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