Marijuana Use Has Grown 56% Since 2018: YouGov Study

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Per the research firm, 44% of American cannabis consumers believe April 20 should be recognized as a national holiday. People in the West Coast and the South consume cannabis socially more often than the rest of the country. Preferences by region: People in the Northeast are the most likely (64%) to consume cannabis for anxiety/stress relief. What’s more, 23% of the self-declared cannabis consumers disclosed they had tried it for the first time over the past year. People in the South are more likely (32%) to consume cannabis for intimacy People in the Midwest  are consuming more (61%) edibles and beverages than the rest of America.

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64% of cannabis consumers believe that if more people embraced the herb, the world would be “a better place.”

By Javier Hasse

One in four adults in the United States currently consume cannabis — or have tried some form of it in the last twelve months. That is according to information from a soon-to-be-released study conducted by market research and data analytics firm YouGov and cannabis company Cresco Labs’ Sunnyside retail brand among roughly 5,000 Americans “representative of the U.S. population.”

The 25% consumption number implies a sharp surge (56.25%) from...

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