Studies show Marijuana use is on the rise in the U.S.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the report from the Public Health Institute, adult marijuana use is on the rise.
The National Survey found that in 2016 nearly 21% of U.S. residents, between the ages of 18-25, and 15% of the general public, ages 26-34, are using cannabis on a monthly basis. That is the highest rate of marijuana use since 1985, according to the Washington Post.
The National Survey reported that in 2016 cannabis consumption among women has almost doubled from 5.5% of females to 10.6%. 15.7% more men have started using cannabis since 2000. Overall, close to 13% of American adults have tried cannabis since 2015, which is up 6.7% from 10 years ago.
Cannabis may still have a long way to go before it realistically starts competing with alcohol as America’s drug of choice, however it is clear that the popularity of marijuana is on the rise.