Is Marijuana getting more popular than Tobacco?

Is Marijuana getting more popular than Tobacco?

Marijuana entering the market is an exciting time for all of us. How will it influence the market and who will consume it the most?

Over the last year, we heard about it a lot and people's minds seem to have slowly shifted.

A new survey revealed that 34% of U.S. adults (age 21+) are interested in consuming legalized cannabis and 66% of them are in favor of its full legalization.

Some metro area now even has a higher number of Marijuana smokers then Tobacco smokers, including the e-cigarette users.

A new study published by the market-research firm Nielsen demonstrates that San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle are the first cities to have a majority of Marijuana smokers.

Here is the percentage of people (age 18+) who smoked in the past 30 days in those specific cities.

  • San Francisco
  • Cannabis: 16%
  • Tobacco: 13%
  • Seattle
  • Cannabis: 17%
  • Tobacco: 16%
  • Portland
  • Cannabis: 20%
  • Tobacco: 19%

The gap is not very big. Although considering that 85% of cannabis smokers are smoking to relieve themselves of chronic pain and that cigarette's popularity is far from being on the rise, that gap is likely to get larger soon.

Surprisingly in cities where Marijuana is known to be loved and popular like Denver or La Vegas, the number of cigarette smokers is still higher than weed consumers.

With this rise in popularity, we can still hear prejudice towards the people who are common users of Cannabis. People who smoke cigarettes do have to face some prejudice too but not on the same level.

That same study showed that Cannabis consumers tend to have a higher income then Tobacco smokers and 32 % of weed smokers have a college degree compare to 20% for regular cigarette smokers.

The use of Marijuana has been surrounding us a lot more then we think in the last few decades.

Despite its previous illegal state, it had a big not so underground culture that is finally opening to the world.


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