Among 3,000 self-described American cannabis consumers surveyed by New Frontier Data, mothers use cannabis more frequently than do women without children.
Those whose children are minors (under 18) are more likely (30%) to describe consumption as an important aspect of their identities than are either those with adult children (17%) or those without children (18%).
Likewise, those with children under 18 are more likely (34%) to spend more than $100 per month on cannabis than either those with adult children (21%) or those without children (19%).
Overall, mothers are 29% more likely (54% vs. 42%) to “primarily or only” consume cannabis alone than are women without children, while nearly a third of mothers (30%) said they “only” do so (compared to 18% of women without children): Solitary use is slightly higher among mothers whose children are adults rather than minors.
Mothers are more likely than women without children to say that family members know about their cannabis use (78% vs 65%), yet mothers (82%) are less likely than women without children (87%) to say that their friends know about their cannabis use.