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Medical / Recreational Marijuana Use Statistics

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Medical Marijuana / Recreational Statistics Data
Number of people in the U.S. who are legal medical marijuana patients1,137,069
Number of states that have legalized marijuana for medical use23
Percent of medical marijuana patients who say it alleviated symptoms of their medical condition92 %
Percent of doctors who approve of the use of medical marijuana for patient use76 %
Percent of California adults who said they had used medical marijuana for a "serious medical condition"5 %
Washington state tax revenue generated from the sales of marijuana last year$62,000,000
Colorado state tax revenue generated from the sales of marijuana last year$60,100,000
Colorado’s total recreational marijuana sales last year$246,810,000
Colorado’s total medical marijuana sales last year$326,716,000
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States with the most registered medical marijuana patientsNumber
California572,440
Michigan146,811
Colorado111,804
Washington103,444
Oregon69,429
Arizona55,440
Maine17,274
Medical Marijuana Use by RacePercent Who Have Used
White8.6 %
Hispanic or Latino4.3 %
African American7.8 %
Asian, Pacific Islander or Other5.9 %
Top Treatment Uses for Medical MarijuanaPercent of Patients
Chronic Pain36.9 %
Arthritis14.5 %
Migraine12.1 %
Cancer10.1 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: New England Journal of Medicine, Marijuana Industry Group, Business Insider
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

Medical / Recreational Marijuana Use Statistics

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