Among those who use marijuana on a regular basis, smoking remains their top consumption method of choice. This is according to a new study conducted by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence: It was also published by the National Institute of Health.
For the study researchers examined data from over 6,100 adults in twelve states, all who use marijuana. Of these, 91% say that they regularly smoke marijuana: 59% state that smoking “was their only mode of marijuana use.”
The study found that just 25% have ever used a marijuana edible, and only 20% have ever vaporized marijuana. This may come as quite a surprise to some, given this means that three fourths of marijuana consumers have literally never had an edible, and four fifths have never used a vaporizer.
According to researchers 5% reported using marijuana edibles exclusively (as in they don’t also smoke, vape, etc.), and 2% vape exclusively.
The study is titled Modes or marijuana use: Smoking, vaping, eating, and dabbing – Results from the 2016 BRFSS in 12 states.
The study’s full abstract can be found below:
The prevalence of modes of marijuana use (e.g., smoked, vaped, eaten, dabbed, etc.), and of multi-modal use has not been assessed across multiple states, and can inform marijuana prevention and education work, given that certain modes of use are associated with specific public health risks. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of different modalities of reported marijuana use among adults in 12 states.
Published: March 05, 2020
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