Legalising marijuana is good for people’s health

Researchers have finally proven that legalising marijuana for medical use is good for people’s health.

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Or at least, it’s having a big impact on obesity, according to Cornell University and San Diego State University researchers.

The researchers reviewed 12 years of data – and found that overall, states which legalised marijuana for medical purposes had a 2% to 6% drop in the probability of obesity.

The researchers believe that, in older patients, medical marijuana also leads to an increase in mobility, by helping them deal with aches and pains – helping to combat obesity.

The researchers write, ‘These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that medical marijuana laws may be more likely to induce marijuana use for health-related reasons among older individuals, and cause substitution toward lower-calorie recreational ‘highs’ among younger individuals.'


The reserachers added that ‘The enforcement of MMLs (medical marijuana laws) is associated with a 2% to 6% decline in the probability of obesity. '


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