Category Archives: alcohol

Dry January Leads To Boost In Cannabis Infused Beverages

Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and open to cannabis products as they look for new ways to relax and unwind. While many consumers put down the bottle last this month for Dry January, some have picked up a cannabis-infused beverage instead, causing sales to rise in this emerging category. The market experienced a similar substitution […]

Cannabis As Harm Reduction? Study Shows Patients Who Use It Drink Less Alcohol

Would you smoke cannabis if it meant you might consume less alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs? A recent study examining a group of patients adds more convincing evidence to the idea that marijuana is an “exit” drug rather than a gateway drug. Published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study compared survey results […]

As A Black Mother, Potential Run-ins With Police Over Cannabis Use Made Me Nervous For My Son. Now, Pot Has Cut My Heavy Drinking, And At 50, I’m Growing For My Family

I grounded my youngest son Kadim when he was in the tenth grade after finding his stash. We can laugh about it now, but my relationship with my son was severely damaged by my need to repress his pot-smoking. I was terrified of the what-ifs that could happen to him, a barely 15-year old Black […]