Marijuana smokers 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol problem — ScienceDaily (BULLSHIT ALERT)

Posted: February 18, 2016 in Addiction, Alcohol, Bad Science, Cannabis, Corruption, health, hemp, Marijuana, politics
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Adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) — alcohol abuse or dependence — compared with adults who do not use the drug. And adults who already have an alcohol use disorder and use marijuana are more likely to see the problem persist.

Source: Marijuana smokers 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol problem — ScienceDaily

BULLSHIT!

Here, again, we see meta studies drawing wrong conclusions.  The implication here is that marijuana is causal.  What is much more likely is that there are underlying factors that predispose the subjects to the need for an escape; to get high.  A student struggling in school is more likely to seek a chemical escape or distraction.  A person living in isolation, like in Alaska’s wilderness is more likely to consume alcohol and marijuana out of boredom.  Some people with stressful jobs or situations reach for a chemical high.  There are many causal factors, but marijuana use is not one of them.

AuntieBS

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