Young adults in California were less likely to report using either alcohol or cigarettes following cannabis legalization.
“These findings add to the emerging evidence of cannabis’s sleep-enhancing properties,” investigators concluded.
Pollsters reported 78 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of non-affiliated voters, and 55 percent of Republicans back the proposed legalization measure.
Members of the commission could not agree on a model distribution system for adult-use cannabis sales.
Investigators concluded, “Medical cannabis may have minimal acute impact on cognitive function when prescribed and used as directed.”
More than 80 percent of respondents said that they had eliminated their use of over the counter and prescription sleep aids after switching to cannabis.
“This [finding] seems to suggest that this therapy should be considered in addition to current therapies for cancer-related pain.”
Maine law does not mandate third-party lab testing for medical cannabis products.