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Latest medical weed card statistics [2021]

The benefit of a fast-growing industry is the constant influx of new data and insights. We combed the internet for the most up-to-date and relevant marijuana statistics for 2021 in North America.  You’ll find marijuana consumption statistics, national sentiment on weed acceptance medical weed card online, cannabis market growth, employment trends, and legal information in this article.

  1. Marijuana usage statistics

12% of Americans identified as “current users”

According to the most current Gallup poll (from 2019), 12 percent of Americans are active marijuana users, a modest decrease from the previous year (from 13 percent in 2016).

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The number of persons who use marijuana roughly doubled between 2013 and 2016. The rate of use has been essentially constant since then.

In the previous month, 22% of Americans aged 18 to 25 consumed marijuana.

  1. Acceptance of recreational marijuana

Recreational use is legal in 12 U.S. States. California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Colorado, Nevada, Vermont, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Arizona are among the 12 states that have legalized recreational cannabis (in addition to medical marijuana) for people over the age of 21 as of January 2021.

During the 2020 election, Arizona voted to legalize recreationally and started sales in late January. Adult-use marijuana was also legalized in Montana and New Jersey. South Dakota voted for both medical and recreational marijuana at the same time.

  1. Two in three Americans support marijuana legalization.

Currently, 48 percent of Republicans and 83 percent of Democrats support recreational marijuana legalization, indicating that recreational marijuana legalization at the state level in Republican-controlled states has a long way to go. Republican support for legalization fell from 53 percent to 48 percent between 2018 and 2020, while Democratic support increased (from 71 percent to 83 percent ).

  1. Growth of the medical marijuana market

Hawaii, Montana, Rhode Island, New Mexico, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Missouri are among the 34 states where cannabis is now legal for medical purposes. California, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington are among the 12 states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

  1. Cannabis market opportunity

The U.S. cannabis industry is worth $61 billion. Analysts estimate the value of the cannabis market every year. Every year, the total outperforms expectations

By 2030, the cannabis market in the United States is expected to be worth USD 100 billion.

For context, Cowen Vivien Azer, Wall Street’s top cannabis analyst, said it will be $80 billion by 2030.