Marijuana Facts and Statistics for 2024

Last Updated on: January 8th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Marijuana facts and statistics I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been the subject of much debate and controversy over the years. While it remains illegal in many parts of the world, its use for both medical and recreational purposes is becoming increasingly accepted and even legalized in some places. But what do the statistics say about marijuana use and its impact on society?

In this post, we’ll explore the statistics surrounding marijuana use, including its prevalence, patterns of use, and potential effects on health and social outcomes. We’ll examine the data on marijuana use among demographics and geographic regions, and take a closer look at the factors that influence its use.

We’ll also delve into the economic impact of marijuana legalization, including revenue and sales, as well as data involving legalization.

Whether you’re a proponent or opponent of marijuana use, this blog post will provide you with a comprehensive and data-driven look at the topic. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of marijuana facts and stats.

Marijuana Facts and Stats

Number of US states that have decriminalized pot:

10 + the District of Columbia

Last updated 6/12/19

Number of US states where medical marijuana is legal:


Last updated 6/12/19

Projected amount of legal marijuana sales in the US in 2019:

$12 billion

Amount that legal marijuana sales in the US brought in 2018:

$8 billion

Amount that the legal marijuana industry earned in 2016:

between $4 and $4.5 billion

Increase in legal marijuana revenue from 2015-2016:

more than 30%

Revenue for the legal marijuana industry in 2017:

$10 billion

Amount Americans spent on legal and illegal marijuana in 2016:

$53 billion

Projected amount the legal marijuana industry could be worth by 2026:

$50 billion

Percentage of Americans that support marijuana legalization:


Last updated 4/22/17

Reported percentage of beer drinkers in the US that have substituted cannabis for beer or would if it was legal in their state:


Last updated 3/13/17

Estimated amount of revenue the US beer industry could loose due to the legalization of marijuana:

$2 billion

Last updated 3/13/17

Amount that marijuana and marijuana products sold in Colorado in 2018:

$1.54 billion

Amount that marijuana and marijuana products sold in Colorado to date:

$6.5 billion

Amount that sales of marijuana and marijuana products brought in tax revenue for Colorado to date:

$1.02 billion

Last updated June 2019

Amount that marijuana and marijuana products sold in Washington in 2016:

$972 billion

Amount that legal marijuana sales in the US brought in 2016:

$5.4 billion

Growth in US marijuana sales in 2016:


Projected revenue from legal marijuana sales in the US by 2021:

$20.2 billion

Number of legally registered marijuana users in Canada:


Last updated 2/24/17

Estimated size of Canada’s legal marijuana market by 2020:

$6.5 billion

Last updated 6/20/18

Number of Americans that have tried CBD:

64 million

Last updated 5/30/19

Estimated number of Asians that consume cannabis:

86 million

Last updated 5/9/19

Estimated number of Indians that consume cannabis:

38 million

Last updated 5/9/19

Value of the Asian hemp market:

$1.2 billion

Last updated 5/9/19

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Most of these fun facts come from internet reports and may not be official tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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