Study: Colorado marijuana users more likely to be social, have full-time jobs than non-users

DENVER – A new study says that Colorado’s marijuana users aren’t quite the tie-dye wearing, jobless slackers they are sometimes stereotyped as, but rather happy folks who are more likely than non-users to have a full-time job.

The study was put together by BSD Analytics, and compared three groups of people in Colorado and California to one another:

  • Consumers: People who consume marijuana;
  • Acceptors: People who don’t currently use marijuana but might consider doing so, and;
  • Rejecters: People who don’t use marijuana and don’t plan to.

Two-thousand people were interviewed in both states, and 600 people who had used marijuana in the last six months were included.

The study found that 64 percent of Coloradans who used marijuana held full-time jobs, compared to 51 percent of “acceptors” and 54 percent of “rejecters.”

It also found that nearly half of the Coloradans surveyed said they were “more satisfied with life” now than they were a year

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