Cannabis sales overtake alcohol in US city for first time

Sales of [cannabis] have overtaken alcohol in a city in Colorado, three years after the state became the first in the US to legalise recreational use of the [plant]. It is believed to be the first time legal marijuana sales have eclipsed those of alcohol anywhere in the US.

A study by Georgia State University last year found alcohol sales had tumbled 15 per cent in US states where medical marijuana had been legalised. Counties where cannabis could be legally obtained had 20 per cent lower alcohol sales than neighbouring counties across state borders where it was still outlawed.

Original Article (The Independent):
Marijuana sales overtake alcohol in US city for first time
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