Study: Herbal Cannabis Most Popular Method of Ingestion Across All Age Groups

Albany, NY: Herbal cannabis remains the most popular formulation of marijuana among consumers and among older consumers in particular, according to data published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

Investigators affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany surveyed over 1,400 self-identified cannabis consumers residing in six adult-use states. Respondents ranged from the ages of 21 to 65 and over.

All age groups reported herbal cannabis as “their most commonly used product” – a finding that is consistent with prior studies. Over 55 percent of respondents also reported having consumed edible cannabis products. Younger age groups were far more likely than older respondents to report consuming cannabis concentrates and ingesting cannabis products via a vaporizer (both dry vaporizers and vape pens). The use of tinctures and topicals varied little by age, though they were among the least popular products ranked by respondents. Those ages 65 or older were more likely to consume cannabis flower than any other form of the substance.

Full text of the study, “Age-related differences in cannabis product use,” appears in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.