San Francisco is one of three major cities in the U.S. that loves pot more than nicotine

All jokes aside about the Salesforce Tower or the Space Needle looking like big fat spliffs, it seems San Francisco, along with Seattle and Portland, really enjoy cannabis. According to a survey by the market-research gurus at Nielsen, people in these three liberal and marijuana-friendly cities are smoking more pot than cigarettes.Related Articles

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According to a report in the Seattle Times, Nielsen surveyed more than 200,000 adults across the country between January 2018 and May 2019 about their cannabis use, though they did not ask if the product had been obtained legally or on the black market. Seattle, for example, was just one of three cities that showed that cannabis bias, not just because there are more pot smokers in these places but they also tend to have fewer nicotine users than other metropolitan regions around the country.

Nielsen did not immediately respond Tuesday to a request for comment.

The survey shows that in San Francisco, an epicenter in a state that’s been at the vanguard of the marijuana-legalization movement since medical cannabis was first approved in 1996, is carrying on that legacy in 2019. (Washington and Colorado led the way with legal recreational cannabis in 2012.)

Results from another survey published last month in the JAMA Psychiatry journal suggests that marijuana legalization boosts overall cannabis use, and possibly even addiction, particularly among adults 26 and older. Vox reported at the time that the survey highlights “a public …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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