A new study published by High Yield Insights has found that 44% of cannabis consumers in legal, adult-use marketplaces self-identify as medical users.

According to the study, the three most common reasons for self-medicating with cannabis are as pain relief (69 percent of respondents), sleep aids (65 percent), and anti-anxiety medication (54 percent).

The report suggests that medical users are twice as likely to check CBD content when they purchase a cannabis product (47 percent of medical users, compared to 25 percent of recreational users).

Medical users also express a higher demand for alternative cannabis products and are twice as likely as adult-use consumers to use topicals (22 vs 11 percent) and more than three times as likely to use tinctures (17 vs 5 percent).

Another High Yield Insights study, released in March, found that cannabis users in adult-use states were consuming less alcohol and fewer over-the-counter medications than before legalization happened.

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