A study conducted by the researchers at Cornell University and San Diego State University got their study – The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on body Weight – published in the latest issue of Health Economics. According to it, medical marijuana law induced increases in physical mobility could be relatively important. And it makes sense because medical cannabis is used to treat chronic pain, and in turn, reduced pain results in improved mobility.
The findings of study show that the enforcement of medical cannabis laws is linked to 3.1% reduction in the probability of alcohol consumption and 4.8% reduction in probability of binge drinking. In case of younger individuals, the study points to this group to substitute alcohol with marijuana – this will reduce the high caloric intake that comes with drinking.