What Does the Average Marijuana User Look Like Today?


Today, the average marijuana user looks a lot like the people once stereotyped as not being the types to use marijuana. They’re college-educated young people who make a salary higher than the national average. They’re Moms and other women looking for a new way to relax. And they’re also older Americans who want a safer way to manage pay. A group of recent reports and surveys is shining a light on how the profile of the average marijuana user has changed. They no longer can fall into the stereotypical category of lazy, out-of-work coach potatoes. Increasingly, they’re part of what people consider the “mainstream” population. You know, what the hips kids used to think of as squares. New Study Destroys Myths About Average Marijuana User A new survey of 5,000 marijuana users from cannabis company Dutchie dispensed with many of the myths about cannabis. For example, it found the average cannabis consumer is employed and makes more than $50,000 a year. “There is no data to support the assertion that cannabis consumers are simply out-of-work stoners,” Beau Whitney, an Oregon cannabis economist, said. Other findings from the study included: 54 percent of users have a college degree 55 percent are women 58 percent described themselves as active, and 77 percent said they are health conscious Most of those who use cannabis said they did so to feel relaxed and calm. Dutchie CEO Ross Lipson said the survey “debunked the myth of cannabis.” He added: “Cannabis consumers are not lazy or lower economic status. Cannabis consumers can be Olympic athletes, professional athletes and are very educated, very productive people.” Other Data on the Average Marijuana User Statistics on the age of the average marijuana user show that those under 30 make up less than a quarter of all cannabis users. The…

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