Right now, over 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and recreational cannabis. The new study where researchers cross-referenced drug use data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health with information on how red or blue a state. And how the results have an impact on cannabis use, according to study author Morgan Philbin, a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University. And explains why cannabis laws passed in different states have different outcomes. In general, people in both liberal and conservative states are consuming more marijuana. The percentage of people between the ages of 18 to 25 living in liberal states and conservative states who are now consuming cannabis grew from 25 percent to about 37 percent. Similarly, fewer people in both liberal and conservative states are struggling with cannabis use disorder. People with CUD experience withdrawal symptoms like mood and sleep problems if they don’t consume cannabis for a while, and can’t stop using it because it negatively impacts their life. The rates of CUD fell to 17% – 22%.