Vin Maru is an editor for Invest In MJ, Tech Investor Report, Golden Fortunes and TDV Golden Trader.
The support for cannabis legalization by the public is stronger today than over the last few decades. However, most non-cannabis users still believe the old stereotype about "stoners" — that marijuana smokers are apathetic, unsuccessful, flaky… and the list goes on.
But, contrary to the popular stereotype which is based mostly on miss-information or lack of research, there is a new study which suggests they are in fact among the most satisfied and successful among us.
As it turns out, cannabis consumers are among the most well-adjusted and successful of American adults, based on results from BDS Analytics’ landmark cannabis consumer research study.
The study surveyed consumers (acceptors) and abstainers (rejecters) across a wide variety of mental, social and financial factors. The survey analysed extensive data from two US states that have voted to legalise the sale of cannabis -California and Colorado.
Among the findings, Cannabis Consumers are:
Accomplished Personally and Professionally
Satisfied with Life
Parents Raising Families
Active Socially and Creatively
Enjoy the Outdoors
Nurturing and Volunteers
The following is a comment from Linda Gilbert, head of the consumer research division at BDS: “Cannabis consumers are far removed from the caricatures historically used to describe them”.
Public support for cannabis legalization is at an all-time high, the misconception and myths around cannabis users is clearly debunked from this study. We are thankful that real insight and studies are now being done around cannabis. Over the years we expect this trend to continue and more light will be shed on the benefits of cannabis use. This will hopefully shatter the misconceptions and false information typically cited by people who are anti-cannabis. The tides are turning and the truth is being shared, that is a positive step forwards towards the legalization of cannabis.
See full report and details about BDS Analytics. June 6 2017