"Like cigarettes" - More and more people smoke cannabis daily
A large-scale study has examined marijuana use during these past 20 years. The study found that there would be 3x more "fixed" US consumers who regularly consume cannabis. "The use has become similar to the use of cigarettes" - "People started using it every day," according to the researchers.
Medical cannabis patients are accustomed to daily and permanent use of marijuana, but the recreational use of cannabis as a hobby is gradually becoming more frequent and permanent in their daily lives of Americans.
A new study published in the scientific journal " Journal of Drug Issues", Examined patterns of cannabis use in the United States. It can be seen that compared to the past, a certain number of regular users (at least once a day) have increased significantly in recent years.
3x more regular users
The two lead researchers in the study, Dr. Steven Davenport and Dr. Jonathan Kolkins; have reviewed the user data on 20ans, in order to establish a profiling of the public that would use marijuana in the US.
The use pattern that researchers have determined is based on comparative evidence from the past. This report states that compared to the 90 years, 3x has more fixed and regular marijuana users in the United States.
"In the 90 years, only 1 users on 9 used cannabis for daily use or almost every day" says the study
Today the increased number of 1 users on 3, regular users are responsible for 68% of the total consumption of Cannabis. According to them, the sense of this spectacular result is due to a better informed public, who use the benefits of the plant.
However, the researchers explicitly stated that the results do not indicate the success or failure of War of Drugs "(War on drugs), or any results of positive legislation in the United States since legalization in Washington and Colorado.
Daily smokers, who control themselves
The profile of the cannabis smoker is established in the study as similar to cigarette smoking, so more like a recreational drug usually associated with alcohol.
"The patterns of use observed in the study are similar to those that appear among tobacco users," he concludes.
The results show that since 20 years cannabis use has become similar to that of alcohol, but more in term similar to the use of cigarettes.
Due to frequent use, the majority of consumers have used cannabis over the last year while maintaining "full control" of their lifestyle, regardless of the amount of cannabis they consume. This is what research published by Dr. Kolkins in a letter sent to The Washington Post.
Dr. Kolkins would like to add that regular users of cannabis are often compiled by statistics grouping low socio-economic trends and less educated individuals who lack control over the amount consumed ...
In conclusion, although the study may appear negative in the eyes of the state; the results demonstrate the public's offensive capabilities in favor of positive cannabis legislation. And certainly the need to accompany a legalization for therapeutic purpose concerning users in case of damage to health.