Italians are using light medical cannabis more than prescription medicines.A new study has found that when officials in Italy accidentally legalized so-called light cannabis products in 2016, the unintended action led to an unforeseen trend: people started using light cannabis for medication.

Along the way, they also stopped using as many pharmaceuticals.

A new study from researchers at York University in the United Kingdom found that the drop in pharmaceutical sales was significant. They reported that in areas where light cannabis was available for purchase, sales of anxiolytics fell by 11.5 percent, sedatives fell by 10 percent and antipsychotics fell by 4.8 percent.

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