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TOP MARIJUANA NEWS
Between the sheets: Research shows how sex is different when you’re high vs. drunk: Marijuana is going mainstream. Attitudes toward the drug are changing, rules governing its use are shifting and more and more states are voting to legalize it. With widespread acceptance will come, theoretically, more widespread use. And that raises a whole lot of interesting questions for public health researchers. How will legal marijuana affect our children? Our jobs? Our relationships? Or how about our sex lives? –Report by The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham
Poll: More than 33 million U.S. adults use marijuana: A new Gallup poll finds that percent of American adults who say they currently smoke marijuana has nearly doubled over the past three years. In 2013, only 7 percent of adults said they were marijuana smokers. When Gallup asked again in July of this year, 13 percent admitted to current marijuana use. That works out to more than 33 million adult marijuana users in the U.S. If America’s marijuana users resided in one state, it would be bigger than Texas and second only to California in population. There are currently about 40 million cigarette smokers in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given that cigarette use is in decline, marijuana use could become more prevalent than cigarette use in just a few years’ time. –Report by The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham
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