GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Potent Cannabinoid Usage Statistics

Usage rates of potent cannabinoids such as THC have been steadily increasing, particularly among young adults, with a significant proportion reporting regular consumption for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

With sources from: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, jamanetwork.com, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com and many more

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Nearly 18% of cannabis analyzed at a lab in California contained 30% or more of cannabinoids, evidence of high-potency cannabis.

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The potency (as measured by THC content) of seized cannabis in the United States increased from 4% in 1995 to 12% in 2014.

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In Colorado, high-potency cannabis extracts make up about 40% of all retail cannabis sales.

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In a study of adults in the U.S., 50% of daily cannabis users believed high potency cannabis is significantly more dangerous than low potency cannabis.

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By 2014, nearly two-thirds of cannabis purchased in U.S. dispensaries had a potency of over 10% THC.

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71% of adults in the U.S. believe that smoking high-potency cannabis increases the risk of physical health problems.

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An analysis of cannabis usage in Europe showed that the average THC content in herbal cannabis increased from 5% in 2006 to 10% in 2016.

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A review of cannabis in Alaska showed that 60% of samples had THC levels above 15%, demonstrating the prevalence of high-potency cannabis.

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Among daily users of cannabis in Canada, 43% prefer high potency cannabis.

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Research in Holland shows a strong preference for high-potency cannabis, with 47.4% users opting for the strongest varieties available.

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In a U.S. sample, 29.9% of cannabis users who used both flower and high-potency cannabis concentrates reported using the concentrates more often.

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Among Colorado adolescents, 52.5% of pot users used high-potency THC products.

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Outdoor-grown cannabis in the U.S had a median potency of 14.5% THC, while indoor cannabis had a median of 15.3% THC.

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In 2017, over 70% of cannabis sales in Washington State were for high-potency cannabis concentrates.

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Among recreational cannabis users in Washington State, 58% had used high-potency cannabis concentrates in the past year.

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In this post, we explore the prevalence and impact of high-potency cannabinoids in the cannabis market, backed by a series of compelling statistics from various studies and analyses. From the increasing THC content in seized cannabis to consumer preferences and perceptions, these statistics shed light on the evolving landscape of potent cannabinoid usage.

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"Nearly 18% of cannabis analyzed at a lab in California contained 30% or more of cannabinoids, evidence of high-potency cannabis."

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"The potency (as measured by THC content) of seized cannabis in the United States increased from 4% in 1995 to 12% in 2014."

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"In Colorado, high-potency cannabis extracts make up about 40% of all retail cannabis sales."

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"In a study of adults in the U.S., 50% of daily cannabis users believed high potency cannabis is significantly more dangerous than low potency cannabis."

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"By 2014, nearly two-thirds of cannabis purchased in U.S. dispensaries had a potency of over 10% THC."

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"71% of adults in the U.S. believe that smoking high-potency cannabis increases the risk of physical health problems."

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"An analysis of cannabis usage in Europe showed that the average THC content in herbal cannabis increased from 5% in 2006 to 10% in 2016."

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"A review of cannabis in Alaska showed that 60% of samples had THC levels above 15%, demonstrating the prevalence of high-potency cannabis."

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"Among daily users of cannabis in Canada, 43% prefer high potency cannabis."

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"Research in Holland shows a strong preference for high-potency cannabis, with 47.4% users opting for the strongest varieties available."

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"In a U.S. sample, 29.9% of cannabis users who used both flower and high-potency cannabis concentrates reported using the concentrates more often."

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"Among Colorado adolescents, 52.5% of pot users used high-potency THC products."

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"Outdoor-grown cannabis in the U.S had a median potency of 14.5% THC, while indoor cannabis had a median of 15.3% THC."

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"In 2017, over 70% of cannabis sales in Washington State were for high-potency cannabis concentrates."

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"Among recreational cannabis users in Washington State, 58% had used high-potency cannabis concentrates in the past year."

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Interpretation

The statistics presented highlight a growing trend towards the use of high-potency cannabis products, with a significant portion of samples and sales showing elevated levels of cannabinoids. This increase in potency is accompanied by heightened concern over potential health risks, as reflected in user perceptions and preferences. The data also suggest a shift towards utilizing concentrates and extracts, indicating a shift in consumer habits towards stronger varieties of cannabis. The findings underscore the importance of continued research and education surrounding the implications of high-potency cannabis use, particularly in understanding its potential impacts on user health and well-being.

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