Edmonton, May 28-30, 2023

Due to the numerous requests from LPs. Micro and Craft growers along with some of the largest cannabis retail stores in the nation, Grow Up has decided to bring our award winning show to Alberta. We will be hosting our 7th Conference and Expo at the Edmonton Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Edmonton.

Cannabis use becoming the new normal for young adults, data suggests

Oct 20, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

This post is presented by our media partner The Growth Op
View the original article here.

The data indicates more than two-fifths of young adults across the U.S. consume cannabis occasionally

Article content

Marijuana’s increase in popularity in the U.S. continues to surprise many over the age of 18, with a new poll showing the drug is well on its way to becoming the new normal.

Advertisement 2

Story continues below

Article content

The numbers, per a study from the University of Michigan, show that more and more young adults living in legal states are regularly consuming cannabis.

Article content

The data indicates more than two-fifths of young adults across the U.S. consume cannabis occasionally. These figures are growing alongside the number of U.S. states that are legalizing weed, which now stands at 19.

  1. Survey: Young Adults Are Using More Marijuana And Psychedelics

  2. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. / PHOTO BY MARK MAKELA/GETTY IMAGES

    Joe Biden pardons federal cannabis offences, a decision impacting over 6,000 people in the U.S.

  3. FILE: A bicyclist rides past an advertisement for social media company TikTok on Sept. 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. /

    How TikTok’s anti-weed stance impedes cannabis education

Researchers also share that the jump in consumption is driven in large percentages by women. The data show this change is a marked departure from the reported consumption of previous generations, when men were the principal cannabis consumers, or at least the ones who were truthful in polls about their marijuana habits.

Advertisement 3

Story continues below

Article content

Young cannabis smokers in Colorado and Washington, D.C. are about to overcome the majority on non-smokers. In Vermont, which legalized adult-use cannabis just recently, young smokers already represent the majority.

The Hill spoke with several young adults from U.S. states where cannabis is on the ballot during the elections this coming November. They shared why they enjoyed cannabis and why their generation was so open to its use.

“It really helps with sleep,” said Allison. “It’s great for stress, anxiety. And my generation has huge anxiety problems.”

Earlier in October, the President Joe Biden administration issued a pardon for non-violent cannabis offences, asking state governors and leaders to follow his lead. Per Biden, a main reason behind the pardons is social justice, hoping to benefit minorities and those who have been most adversely impacted by the War on Drugs.

Advertisement 4

Story continues below

Article content

It’s a long road ahead for full cannabis reform, but the move marks a significant first step. When speaking about the topic, Democratic Senator Cory Booker explained that marijuana stands in a good legal place right now.

“I think it has a good chance because our Republican allies also understand that if one of the houses of Congress shifts to Republican, it will be very hard to do anything about marijuana. We’ve got a good shot. I wouldn’t say it’s a great shot, but it’s on a good path,” Booker said.

The FreshToast.com, a U.S. lifestyle site that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp.

Subscribe to  Weekend Dispensary, a new weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp.

We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with feedback and story tips at thegrowthop@postmedia.com

Advertisement 1

Story continues below


Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

This post was originally published by our media partner here.