New research found that binge drinking in US states that legalized the drug has dropped 9% below the national average. Excessive drinking in states with a legal cannabis market is also 11% lower than states where cannabis remains illegal.

While the study found that alcohol consumption rates in the US fell up to 2016, the report said it is “reasonable to assume that as more states continue to legalize adult-use cannabis, alcohol binge-drinking rates will continue to falter.”

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