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Americans Are Saying Adults Should Switch from Alcohol to Marijuana

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More Americans believe it’s a good idea if people switched to marijuana and drank less alcohol, according to a new survey.

When asked in the YouGov survey, 27% agreed that it’d be ideal if people used more cannabis instead of booze, whereas 20% said that would be a bad idea.

However, most respondents (38%) said it would be neither good nor bad, and an additional 15% said they weren’t sure.


While there’s been ample discussion about the pros and cons of alcohol versus cannabis, advocates have been quick to point out that liquor is strongly associated with long-term health issues and people can die from alcohol poisoning.

In contrast, there are no recorded deaths attributed solely to a marijuana overdose—by the federal government’s own admission—and the plant’s compounds have been shown to be medically beneficial for a number of health conditions.

The demographic breakdown of the poll, which involved interviews with 10,412 Americans on February 28, found that Democrats were more likely to say that making the switch to marijuana from alcohol would be good (34%), compared to Republicans (18%) and independents (27%).

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