Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
What’s a safer, healthier option to alcohol? That would be cannabis, say 90 per cent of Americans asked about their use of substances last year.
The findings seem to reflect that people trying to adopt healthier lifestyles are thinking cannabis could be a better fit than alcohol, suggests an article by Merry Jane.
A healthier lifestyle was among four factors associated with more people consuming weed in 2019 than in 2018. The other three factors include there being less stigma around cannabis, legalization and decriminalization efforts, and pot from legal U.S. states being sold on the black market in states where cannabis is still a no-no.
The National Cannabis Study, released last month by marketing research firm MRI-Simmons, notes the single-year jump in cannabis consumption between 2018 and 2019 was significant. About 22 per cent of surveyed Americans consumed weed at least once in 2019 compared to 16 per cent in 2018. That represents a 38 per cent hike.