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Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association

Articles by Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association

What effect - if any - has the legalisation of marijuana had on US beer sales? - Comment 16 December 2016

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that marijuana legalisation has created a drag on beer sales in states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Although it is not yet clear what the long-term effects of marijuana legalisation will be, I see no evidence that, in the short term, legalisation has had an effect on beer sales.




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