States with Recreational Cannabis See a Reduction in Mental Health Treatments Says New Study

A recent study even shows that states with legalized recreational cannabis have seen a drop in mental health treatment. The study, which was published in Health Economics, analyzed data taken from 10 states with recreational weed. “Recreational marijuana laws (RMLs) continue to grow in popularity, but the effects on mental health treatment are unclear,” says study author Alberto Ortega, who is also a professor at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public Health.