The results are in and it should be no surprise that millennials are enjoying and seeing the benefits of cannabis.
Results from a Gallup poll published earlier this week found that nearly one in four American between the ages of 18 and 29 say they “regularly” or “occasionally” consume cannabis.
The results are based on phone interviews taken between July 1 and July 11 of 1,033 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus four percent.
The results are up slightly from previous years showing an ever-increasing acceptable toward cannabis, or at least a willingness to be more honest about cannabis use. Gallup poll results from 2015 and 2017 found that 22 percent of 18-29 year-olds answered “yes” when asked whether or not they consume cannabis regularly or occasionally.
The recent findings about cannabis use among millennials is almost double the that of the rest of the population and far exceeds those aged 50 and older who admit to regular or occasional use.
That said, whether or not cannabis is being consumed, in general, cannabis is more widely accepted among all age groups.
The results show that among all ages, cannabis is more popular than smoking cigars, chewing tobacco or using a pipe. People aged 50 to 64 are just as likely to smoke a cigar as they are to consume cannabis.
Results from the same Gallup poll published in a separate release in July found that 82 percent of Americans believe that tobacco is harmful to health whereas only 27 percent believed the same about cannabis. Eighteen percent of respondents said they didn’t believe cannabis consumption was harmful at all.
The same poll found that only 20 percent of Americans regularly or occasionally smoke cigarettes