Study: Use of Pipes Most Common Consumption Method Among Cannabis Consumers

pipeA new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine details what the most common consumption methods are among current cannabis consumers, finding that the use of pipes is the most common, followed closely (as in only a 0.3% difference) by the use of joints.

For the study, researchers from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Emory University assessed survey data from thousands of people aged 18 and older in regards to their method of consumption for cannabis and their current reason for using the plant.

According to researchers; “Overall, 7.2 percent of respondents reported current marijuana use; 34.5 percent reported ever use. Among current users, 10.5 percent reported medicinal-only use, 53.4 percent reported recreational-only use, and 36.1 percent reported both. Use of [a] bowl or pipe (49.5 percent) [or a] joint (49.2 percent) predominated among current marijuana users, with lesser use of bongs, water pipes, or hookahs (21.7 percent), blunts (20.3 percent); edibles/drinks (16.1 percent); and vaporizers (7.6 percent).”

The full study can be found here.


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