Cannabis users mostly listen to these three genres of music
A new poll by Ipsos takes a look at both the frequency of cannabis use and how music is related to it. Ipsos surveyed 1200 people in the US and 1500 in Canada, and asked them how often they’d used cannabis, how and why they used it, and what else they did while getting high, like listening to music.
The study found that of people who’d used cannabis in the last year, the majority (61%) did so at least once a week. Americans, according to the study, are more likely to use daily, are more likely to buy from legal dispensaries, and are more likely to discuss their use with others (53% of Americans would discuss cannabis after a first date, while only 37% of Canadians would).
You can see all of the findings on Ipsos’s release. The study also looked at music and how cannabis users interact with it — about 48% of cannabis users, according to the survey, listen while they’re high. The most popular genres of music for cannabis users were classic rock (50%), hip hop or rap (39%), and pop music (36%). That makes sense — those are some of the most popular genres, and they’re probably the most associated with cannabis in pop culture anyway.
After that, the genre list goes to alt rock/indie, R&B/soul, and then reggae, metal, country, and blues (all at about 20% of users listening to them). At the bottom of the list is musical theater (only 5% of cannabis users reported listening to those tunes), and then gospel or religious music (only 3%). You all gotta get your ears on some Hamilton, or the Blind Boys of Alabama!
Both Americans and Canadians, apparently, like to use cannabis at concerts, with smoking and edibles being the most popular ways to consume. This study might confirm a lot of things we already knew to be true, but it’s still a really interesting set of data anyway.