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Marijuana Users Are “Among the Most Well-Adjusted and Successful of American Adults”

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A first-of-its-kind study reveals that marijuana users are among some of “the most well-adjusted and successful American adults.” The study was conducted by BDS Analytics. Three categories were examined including consumers, accepters and rejecters.

The study found that Colorado marijuana users are more likely to have a full-time job, reports Fox 31 News Denver. They are also more likely to be more satisfied with their lives today than a year ago and are also more social. The study also shows that marijuana consumers enjoy outdoor recreation more than those that reject marijuana use.

Featured data from the study:

  • 64-percent of Colorado marijuana consumers are employed full-time
  • 51-percent of those accepting marijuana use are employed full-time
  • 54-percent of those rejecting marijuana use are employed full-time
  • Nearly 50-percent of Colorado marijuana consumers are more satisfied with life today than compared to a year ago
  • 36-percent of Colorado marijuana consumers are very social while only 21-percent of acceptors and 28-percent of rejecters are very social
  • 50-percent of Colorado marijuana users enjoy outdoor recreation compared to only 36-percent of the rejecters.

“Cannabis consumers are far removed from the caricatures historically used to describe them. In fact, positive lifestyle indicators like volunteering, socializing, satisfaction with life and enjoyment of exercise and the outdoors are highest among cannabis consumers, at least in Colorado and California,” said Linda Gilbert of BDS Analytics.