Men consume more marijuana – Surprised? – Hartford CourantPosted by On

It today’s environment, we tend to focus on the individuality of the person and not their gender, except in the consumer marketing world.  Men and women have some different patterns of behavior which drives habits and buying decisions. Men spend more on cars, food and tend to be more risker takers with investments. Women spend more on healthcare, clothing and are more cautious with their savings.

Last year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the data about how men and women are different when it comes to relaxing. On an average day, people age 15 and older spent 5.3 hours per day in leisure and sports activities, such as watching TV, socializing, or exercising. Men spent more time in leisure activities (5.6 hours) than did women (4.9 hours). These averages include people who did these activities and those who did not.

So it should come as no surprised that men consume more marijuana than woman, since it follows the trend on relaxing and on them using more intoxicants. More men than women use cannabis. Gallop released data in the US sharing 18% of men consume marijuana vs 14% of women. In Canada, the 2019 National Cannabis Survey, also found more men than women use 20% vs 14%.

This dovetails into alcohol and cigarette use also.

Almost 58% of adult men report drinking alcohol in the past 30 days compared with 49% of adult women. Men are more likely to binge drink than women. Approximately 21% of men report binge drinking, compared with 13% of women.


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