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<p>More customers who want to catch a buzz may use marijuana, not alcohol, to do it. &nbsp;Photo:&nbsp;Pe3check/iStock/Thinkstock</p>

Legalized marijuana could dilute drinks sales

Figures from Washington State suggest impact of cannabis availability on spirits consumption

Recent passage of multiple marijuana initiatives, one of which approved in-restaurant cannabis consumption for Denver, might some day lead to a revenue windfall for operators. But near-term, we're going to find out whether pot-using patrons will continue to purchase alcoholic beverages as before. Some U.S. alcohol producers are worried they won't; eye-opening statistics from Washington State suggest those concerns could be real.  

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