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25% Of Cannabis Consumers Report Using Products For Pain Relief In NuggMD Survey

Online medical cannabis platform NuggMD describes itself as taking “a modern approach to connecting patients with medical professionals,” and using their “telemedicine platform means that you can meet with a qualified medical professional in your state from the comfort and privacy of your living room,” according to their website.

NuggMD recently conducted a survey of 6,550 cannabis consumers, asking them a range of questions related to cannabis use. When asked, “What is your main goal when using cannabis?,” one in four (25%) answered that ‘pain relief’ was their main goal, followed by ‘anxiety relief’ (23%) and ‘stress relief (18%).

When asked, “When do you typically consume cannabis?,” the top response was ‘anytime’ (48%), followed by ‘evening’ (29%), and ‘bedtime’ (11%). NuggMD also asked, “Which of the following flavors & aromas do you prefer most?,” to which 27% of survey participants answered ‘fruity,’ followed by ‘sweet’ (19%), ‘citrus’ (18%), and ‘earthy’ (18%).

Lastly, NuggMD asked, “Which of the following effects do you prefer?,” with the answers and corresponding percentages below:

  • Creative 10%
  • Energetic 15%
  • Euphoric 24%
  • Relaxed 30%
  • Sleepy 8%
  • Uplifted 13%

“ used first-party data to conduct this poll. It was an online questionnaire sent to a random list of opt-in respondents, all of whom consume cannabis regularly. The poll was conducted in May 2024. The sample contained no NuggMD customers.” NuggMD stated about the survey’s methodology (95% confidence level, 1.21% +/-).

The United States adult-use cannabis industry has generated over $20 billion in total tax revenue since the first legal recreational cannabis purchase was made in Colorado on January 1st, 2014 according to a report by the Marijuana Policy Project.

“Through the first quarter of 2024, states have reported a combined total of more than $20 billion in tax revenue from legal, adult-use cannabis sales. In 2023 alone, legalization states generated more than $4 billion in cannabis tax revenue from adult-use sales, which is the most revenue generated by cannabis sales in a single year.” the Marijuana Policy Project stated in a press release.

79% of people living in the United States lived in a county with at least one regulated cannabis dispensary according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. The Pew Research Center also found the following:

  • 74% of people in the U.S. live in a state where recreational or medical cannabis is legal
  • There are nearly 15,000 cannabis dispensaries in the U.S.
  • California has the most overall dispensaries (3,659)
  • Oklahoma has the most dispensaries per capita (36 dispensaries for every 100,000 residents)

Total legal cannabis sales in the United States are expected to reach $31.4 billion in 2024 according to a recent analysis by Whitney Economics. Additionally, leading cannabis jobs platform Vangst, in conjunction with Whitney Economics, estimates that the legal cannabis industry now supports 440,445 full time-equivalent cannabis jobs in the United States.

Whitney Economics also projects the following legal cannabis sales figures in the United States for the coming years:

  • 2024: $31.4 billion (9.1% growth from 2023)
  • 2025: $35.2 billion (12.1% growth from 2024)
  • 2030: $67.2 billion
  • 2035: $87.0 billion

The emerging legal cannabis industry in the United States is projected to add roughly $112 billion to the nation’s economy in 2024 according to an analysis by MJBiz Daily. The projection is part of the company’s 2024 MJBiz Factbook.

“The total U.S. economic impact generated by regulated marijuana sales could top $112.4 billion in 2024, about 12% more than last year,” MJBiz stated in its initial reporting.