Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of cannabis users simply don’t see themselves as fitting the laid-back couch potato stoner stereotype, a survey of Canadian weed users has found.
The vast majority of cannabis consumers from Ontario and British Columbia—90 percent and 87 percent respectively—said the stoner stereotype was outdated, though the number was smaller, at 66 percent, in users from Alberta.
Commissioned by cannabis brand Figr, the Maru/Blue survey found 35 percent of respondents admitted that cannabis eases the path of household chores, including 51 percent of females surveyed.
About seven in ten also said they felt outdoor activities would be enhanced by combining with a cannabis, including walks (44 percent), camping (43 percent), and hiking (33 percent). However, a smaller proportion—only six in ten—said they were confident in understanding the rules of public cannabis consumption. If that figure is similar in the U.S. this is a problem, as even in states where recreational cannabis is legal, eating, smoking or vaping cannabis in public is not so. It is also illegal to consume or possess cannabis on federal lands such as national parks, even in states when the drug is usually allowed.
This survey also asked cannabis users their predominant emotional state while under the influence of the drug. Relaxed is how 78 percent of those surveyed described themselves, while 69 percent felt calm, 55 percent felt happy, 35 percent felt creative, 25 percent felt productive and 25 percent said energized.
Online was the most popular route for cannabis purchases with 43 percent preferring to buy from the web rather than traditional brick and mortar stores, according to the study.