The authors of the paper didn't perform any studies to reach their conclusions.
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For those 12-20 years old, we found a relative increase in marijuana use initiation of 5-6 percent.
Among those aged 21 or above, MMLs increased the frequency of binge drinking by 6-9 percent, but MMLs did not affect drinking behavior among those 12-20 years old.
In the present decade, cannabis abuse has grown more rapidly than cocaine and opiate abuse.
The most rapid growth in cannabis abuse since the 1960s has been in developed countries in North America, Western Europe and Australia.
Several studies have demonstrated the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids for nausea and vomiting in the advanced stages of illnesses such as cancer and AIDS.
Dronabinol (tetrahydrocannabinol) has been available by prescription for more than a decade in the USA.
We employed a restricted-access version of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) micro-level data with geographic identifiers.
For those 21 and older, we found that MMLs led to a relative increase in the probability of marijuana use of 16 percent, an increase in marijuana use frequency of 12-17 percent, and an increase in the probability of marijuana abuse/dependence of 15-27 percent.