According to recent survey from market research firm Nielsen, 34% of U.S. adults aged 21 and up is interested in using legalized cannabis.
The irony is that most of these users are not looking to get just high. They want to help their pain.
The survey found that these adults would consume the drug if it were legalized to most likely treat pain and for other wellness-related reasons.
Top reasons that were cited for potential cannabis consumption included treatment of chronic pain (85%), mental-health improvement (82%), treatment of minor injuries (81%), sleep aid (77%) and relaxation (74%).
The survey also found that 4 in 10 people who have headache or migraine pain (40%), people who have arthritic pain (40%) and people who have back and neck pain (41%) expressed an interest in cannabis consumption.