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  • The usage of marijuana is increasing, according to a recent study.
  • Approximately 1 out of every 8 Americans (12%) consume daily or numerous times per day.


33% of daily cannabis users started doing it within the preceding year, and 52% over the last 4 years. The almost 2,800 adult Americans who participated in the online survey  had their thoughts and purchasing habits about cannabis examined.


Due to its numerous advantages, cannabis is a widely used substance. For instance, many people use cannabis as a painkiller to ease tension and nausea. Cannabis is essential for treating various illnesses and ailments, researchers determined after learning how cannabinoids influence the brain.


The most frequent justification for marijuana use is to alleviate pain. Cannabis helps ease chronic pain and any other bodily discomfort you might be feeling. Take fibromyalgia or arthritis as an example. In that situation, cannabis may ease some of the signs of these problems and those of other prevalent illnesses like glaucoma and asthma. Additionally, holistic therapies like acupuncture or massage therapy can help patients using medical marijuana with some of their problems.


Marijuana use also affects people’s increased ability to unwind and sleep well at night. Many people discover that when they use cannabis before bed, they sleep more soundly and experience fewer nightmares than when they don’t take any sedatives beforehand!

Here are the Cannabis Study findings compiled by YouGov Plc highlighted above



Except where otherwise noted, all data are from YouGov Plc. 2,788 adults made up the overall sample size, and 528 were heavy cannabis users, defined as those who smoked the drug three to five times per week or more. Between March 31 and April 4, 2022, fieldwork was conducted. Online surveying was used for the study.




National Usage:

  • Nearly one in five (19%) Americans report using marijuana thrice or more weekly.
  • One in eight Americans (12%) consume every day or numerous times daily.
  • Of those who regularly use marijuana, 52% began doing so in the past four years and 33% in the year prior.

Heavy User Profile:

  • 43% women and 57% men
  • 46% of the population is between the ages of 18 and 34, 30% is between the ages of 35 and 54, and 24% is over 55.
  • Parental in 55%

Heavy User Behaviors:

  • At the moment, more than 2 in 10 (19%) Heavy Users are employed as budtenders (7%), dispensary employees (16%), or both.
  • Even more than Lighter Users (63%) are Heavy Users (77%) willing to test new products.
  • In the previous 12 months, 23% of daily users aged 55 and older began using regularly.
  • 40% of those who use daily and have parents with kids under 18 started using daily the year before.
  • While edibles are the second most common format among heavy users, at 39%, heavy users prefer to consume flowers, which accounts for 53% of the group.
  • 14% prefer drinks or beverage enhancers.
  • When consuming, 28% of Heavy Users mix formats frequently or consistently (for instance, puffing on a joint and eating an edible).
  • The primary considerations for Heavy users when selecting a supplier for cannabis are purity and security (36%), lowest price (34%), location (32%), i.e., close to home, and supplying the desired THC or CBD potencies/formulations (31%).
  • 38% of heavy users still buy marijuana illegally (from an unreported dispensary, unreported mail order, or an unreported dealer), but 51% also buy it from a licensed dispensary (in-person or online).
  • In contrast to 21% who buy from an online dispensary, 41% of heavy users usually get their cannabis in person from a licensed dispensary.
  • But many (26%) also obtain it from a friend or member of their family who grows it themselves.
  • 12% of people usually buy their cannabis online.

Heavy User Beliefs:

  • The manufacture of marijuana products by a local or national company has little bearing on 34% of Heavy Users.
  • When it comes to Light Users, that proportion rises to 46%. (uses less than three to five times per week).
  • In comparison to other regions of the US (21% Northeast, 20% Midwest, 15% South), much more Western Heavy Users (53%) believe that “It makes a difference if cannabis products are created by a local brand or national.”
  • Heavy Users make up 48% of those who do not identify as “stoners.”
  • These people consider marijuana to have more practical utility than cultural significance. Despite being Heavy Users, they do not view “stoners” as individuals who use stones for rest, relaxation, or sleep.
  • For 40% of Heavy Users who identify as “stoners,” everyday use began more than ten years ago.
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