Have you ever smoked weed with your grandmother? A lot of people would, apparently, according to a recent survey of cannabis knowledge and consumption patterns conducted by culinary edibles company Azuca.
The survey found that 60% of cannabis users would get high with a grandparent and revealed other ways to integrate the use of cannabis products into the lives of Americans as the legalization of marijuana continues. to spread across the country. Almost a third of cannabis users, for example, said it is okay to consume cannabis during working hours.
Other questions from the Americans and Cannabis Consumption Survey of Azuca, a producer of specialty formulations of CBD and THC for cannabis edibles and beverages, examine cannabis users’ understanding and cannabis habits and preferences. consumption. Kim Sanchez Rael, President and CEO of Azuca, says the survey results provide insight into changing attitudes among Americans toward cannabis.
“We are above all passionate about cannabis for the well-being, and the generations of our parents and grandparents are full participants in the transition to alternative modalities”, writes Raël in an e-mail. “The fact that ‘60% of cannabis users say they would get high with a grandparent ‘confirms that the long-standing stigma is disappearing. Standardization is good news not only for cannabis users, but for the industry as a whole, as we work to create solutions for cannabis users of all ages and preferences.
Cannabis use habits
More than half of survey respondents identified themselves as cannabis users. Of these, 28% reported consuming cannabis on a daily basis, 18% are weekly users, 15% use cannabis on a monthly basis, while 39% used cannabis products a few times a year. More than half said they preferred to consume cannabis in the form of a gum and 30% said they preferred chocolate or another type of edible cannabis. Only 39% said they preferred to smoke cannabis and 22% said they preferred a vaporizer. Cannabis drinks were preferred by 17%, while 13% said their preference is for cannabis topicals (respondents were allowed to select multiple preferred consumption methods).
Almost two-thirds (64%) of cannabis users reported using cannabis for relaxation and 43% reported using cannabis as a sleeping pill. Over a third (37%) reported using cannabis for their overall health and well-being, while 39% reported using it recreationally. Over two-thirds (70%) of all respondents said they knew the difference between CBD and THC, 58% said cannabis is the future of pain management and 45% said they had experience microdosing cannabis.
Spotlight on Cannabis Edibles
Rael thinks the investigation is good news for Azuca, which was founded by New York chef Ron Silver of Bubby’s fame, who is also the company’s creative director. Azuca’s proprietary process encapsulates individual cannabinoid molecules, making them “water compatible” and allowing for a fast and predictable experience. Azuca’s survey found that more than half (54%) of cannabis users said they want edibles to work sooner, 37% worried about how long it takes for edibles to work. effect and over 21% said they wanted edibles to run out faster.
“The American Cannabis Consumption Survey confirmed what our Azuca team has believed for years: Edibles are the future of the cannabis industry,” Rael said in a press release. “The survey also reveals that there is still a need to educate Americans about cannabis. As consumer demand grows exponentially, now is the time to bring sophisticated and accessible products to market that people can trust. “
Azuca’s Survey of American and Cannabis Use was conducted online using Survey Monkey with a national sample of 1,089 people spanning geographic regions and income levels in the United States. . More than half of the survey respondents identified themselves as cannabis users. The survey sample was weighted to reflect the gender distribution and the age distribution in age groups 18 to 60 years and older in the United States. Highlights of the survey results are available online.