This trend has the alcohol industry worried. The fear is that as people pick their poison, they will choose marijuana for their intoxicant instead of beer or liquor. Some alcohol companies are giving money to anti-marijuana legalization efforts and re-adjusting their long-term plans.
I remember hearing that Willie Nelson praised marijuana because it helped him stop drinking. Alcohol reportedly made him mean; marijuana made him mellow.
Could it be that marijuana would be better for society than alcohol? Or would wide-spread marijuana use just give us a land of Lotus eaters?
Read the story in the Financial Times after the jump. [Read more…]