The stereotype of cannabis users being stoner slackers whose only motivation is to eat a whole bag of Doritos is quickly becoming as outdated as a landline. Not only is the billion-dollar “green rush” part of a bigger feminist movement, new research shows that it’s linked to being more productive at work. (Seriously.)
BD Analytics recently released a survey comparing income levels, professional accomplishments, and overall happiness for people who use cannabis and people who don’t. The survey was limited to California and Colorado, where weed is, you know, pretty easy to come by, but the results are indicative of what is likely happening across the country as more states legalize the drug.
According to the survey, the average income for marijuana users in California is $93,800 compared to $72,800 for those who don’t currently use it but might, and $75,900 for those who reject it completely. Also, when it came to the percentage of people who held a master’s degree, once again cannabis users came out on top.
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