Medical / Recreational Marijuana Use Statistics

Medical Marijuana / Recreational Statistics Data
Number of people in the U.S. who are legal medical marijuana patients 1,137,069
Number of states that have legalized marijuana for medical use 23
Percent of medical marijuana patients who say it alleviated symptoms of their medical condition 92 %
Percent of doctors who approve of the use of medical marijuana for patient use 76 %
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 patients Number
California 572,440
Michigan 146,811
Colorado 111,804
Washington 103,444
Oregon 69,429
Arizona 55,440
Maine 17,274
Medical Marijuana Use by Race Percent Who Have Used
White 8.6 %
Hispanic or Latino 4.3 %
African American 7.8 %
Asian, Pacific Islander or Other 5.9 %
Top Treatment Uses for Medical Marijuana Percent of Patients
Chronic Pain 36.9 %
Arthritis 14.5 %
Migraine 12.1 %
Cancer 10.1 %
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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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