Support for cannabis is at an all-time high. Earlier this year Pew Research concluded that over 62% of Americans believe cannabis should be legal. Over 7% of the adult population in the United States are utilizing CBD products on a daily basis. Cannabis products derived from hemp with a focus on CBD are popping up in pharmacies, department stores, salons, grocery stores, and many other businesses across the nation. In celebration of the progress we have seen in legalizing cannabis for all let’s take a look at a few stats regarding cannabis and CBD that you may not be aware of.
A Higher Quality of Life
Reports have concluded that many individuals are using cannabis for much more than just getting high. The high many people seek is a higher quality of life. According to statistics 53% of cannabis consumers have reduced their use over the counter pain medication. 18% have completely stopped their over-the-counter pain treatment consumption and 60% have reduced or completely stopped consuming alcohol thanks to cannabis.
It’s Not Just College Kids Partaking in a Toke
When many people think about consuming cannabis they think about long-haired hippies, college kids in their dorm room, and lazy unmotivated individuals playing video games and eating junk food. However, surprisingly that’s not the case. While I’m not saying there’s not kids in colleges enjoying a toke in their dorm room, or long-haired hippies kickin back while reminiscing over a bowl, or that stoners don’t enjoy eating junk food and playing video games from time to time but it’s not the only demographic of consumers and it’s not one that’s growing either. Baby boomers according to Green Entrepreneur re the fastest growing segment of cannabis consumers. They report that the number of baby boomers who consume cannabis has increased by 25% in the last year.
Perhaps Grandma and Grandpa are becoming privy to all that us kiddos have been preaching about the plant for years.