Apparently, the New Year's resolution to quit smoking pot is more common than you think.
According to a new study from New York University, the use of marijuana is lower at the start of the year than it is at the end of the year.
"We found that marijuana use is consistently higher among those surveyed later in the year, peaking during late fall or early winter before dropping at the beginning of the following year," said study author Joseph Palamar, an associate professor of population health at New York University.
"We think this may be due, in part, to a 'Dry January' in which some people stop drinking alcohol or even stop using marijuana as part of a New Year's resolution," he said in a university news release.
Palamar and his colleagues analyzed data from nearly 283,000 teens and adults who took part in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 to 2019. Their investigation showed a steady increase in marijuana use throughout each year.
So, it seems that people try their best to cut back or stop smoking the ganja as they move into the new year. However, it doesn't take long for those resolutions to fade away and people start lighting up again.
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