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Study: People Infrequently Mix Marijuana and Alcohol

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A recent study conducted by RAND Drug Policy Research Center and the University of California, Irvine concludes that people mixing marijuana and alcohol is rather uncommon. Individuals ranging from 18 to 91 years of age were surveyed in four states for the study.

The study’s author stated that, “Fewer than one in five recreational users report simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis most or all of the time and less than three of medicinal users report frequent simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis,” reports AlterNet.

Among those studied, the preference to not mix marijuana and alcohol simultaneously exists for both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana users. The subjects included in the study reside in Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. Only those that use marijuana medicinally were surveyed in New Mexico as recreational marijuana use remains prohibited in that state.

There are conflicting studies reporting that marijuana has been a substitution for alcohol. Some also claim that the two are complementary to each other in some settings.