Do marijuana smokers come from the lower social class? Or could it be that they are more likely to be doctors? All questions, you thought having an answer to. I have been reading articles saying the whole opposite on Cannabis Business Times.
— Cannabis Biz Times (@editorCBT) August 28, 2017
On the other hand I have been reading this survey on BDS Analytics, which surprised me. It actually says, that cannabis users:
Accomplished Personally and Professionally
- Average annual household income among California Consumers is $93,800, compared to $72,800 for Acceptors and $75,900 for Rejecters.
- The percentage of people holding master’s degrees among California Consumers is 20 percent, compared to 13 percent for Acceptors and 12 percent for Rejecters.
- Full-time employment is enjoyed by 64 percent of Colorado Consumers, compared to 51 percent of Acceptors and 54 percent of Rejecters.
Satisfied with Life
- Nearly five in 10 Colorado Consumers agree they are more satisfied with life today than they were a year ago, compared to about four in 10 among Acceptors and Rejecters.
Parents Raising Families
- Cannabis Consumers are the most likely segment to be parents in California: 64 percent of Consumers are parents, compared to 60 percent of Acceptors and 55 percent of Rejecters.
- In addition, Consumers in California are significantly more likely to have children ages 10 years or younger at home — 37 percent of Consumers compared to 23 percent of Acceptors and 11 percent of Rejecters
Active Socially and Creatively
- Among Colorado Consumers, 36 percent agree they are very social people, compared to 21 percent for Acceptors and 28 percent for Rejecters.
- Acceptors in Colorado were more likely to enjoy the fine arts and describe themselves as creative.
Enjoy the Outdoors
- When compared to Rejecters, Consumers in both Colorado and California say they enjoy outdoor recreation at a higher rate — 50 percent for Colorado Consumerscompared to 36 percent for Colorado Rejecters, and 57 percent for California Consumers compared to 26 percent for California Rejecters.
Nurturing and Volunteers
- In California, 60 percent of Consumers agree that they are nurturing people, compared to 41 percent of Rejecters. Also, 38 percent of Consumers say they volunteer their time to help others, compared to 25 percent of Rejecters.
After reading that, obviously we can say that the marijuana users of both, California and Colorado on average belong to the upper social class.
So are marijuana smokers more likely to be doctors?
This is a good question. Obviously it seems like at least in Colorado and California, marijuana users are more likely to study. This for sure doesn’t mean, that more doctors use marijuana, but it does at least mean more academics do so.
Read our article: Recreational use of Cannabis is gaining popularity