Research: Daily cannabis consumption in United States exceeds daily consumption of alcohol

daily consumption of marijuana (cannabis) in the USA exceeds the daily consumption of alcohol. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted at the University of Carnegie Mellon with reference to the data of the national study on drug use and health.

According to a study based on data from 1979 to 2022, the lowest level of cannabis consumption was recorded in 1992. At the same time, in the period from 1992 to 2022, the level of daily consumption of cannabis per capita increased by 15 times.

The number of people who drink alcohol daily in 1992 10 times higher than those who consumed cannabis. According to data for 2022, about 17.7 million people in the country consumed cannabis “daily” or “almost every day”, while alcohol “daily” or “almost every day” was consumed by 14.7 million people. Thus, the number of daily consumers of Cannabis for the first time since 1979 exceeded the number of drinking daily.

“About 40% of the current consumers of Cannabis use it daily or almost every day. This pattern is more associated with the use of tobacco than with the usual use of alcohol,” said the author of the study by Jonathan Kolkins.

The results of the study were published in the journal “Addiction.