Study: 18% of U.S. Adults Who Are 21 and Older Consider Themselves Cannabis Users
A new study has found that 18% of those in the U.S. who are 21 or older consider themselves cannabis cannabis.
The study, conducted by Kadence International, found that 48% of those who consider themselves cannabis users use cannabis to relieve anxiety, 40% use it as a sleeping aid or as a pain relief agent, and one in five use cannabis as a substitute for prescription medicine.
This research “was conducted among a representative sample of the U.S. general population, ages 21+, to better understand all aspects of the American cannabis consumer”, states a recent press release. “The study found that 1 in 5 adult Americans have used cannabis within the past 12 months, with 32% of them using cannabis daily.”
Cannabis is also changing many attitudes towards alcohol (table two below), states the study. Almost half of adult cannabis users (47%) are lowering their alcohol intake, with over 50% of them feeling cannabis is less harmful to them than alcohol. This attitude is especially prevalent in adults between 21 and 40 years old.
Interestingly, the study has found that the legalization of cannabis is also driving a change in attitudes. 70% of those surveyed stated that if