Cannabis Consumers Exercise More Than The Average Canadian

Civilized has partnered with PSB to conduct a survey of over 1,600 North American adults to explore modern cannabis culture, and we wanted to put the myth of the lazy stoner to the test.

Turns out it's just that - a myth. Cannabis users actually exercise more than people who don't partake in marijuana products, especially in Canada.

In the Great White North, 31% of cannabis consumers exercise 1 to 2 times a week, 34% exercise 3 to 5 times a week and 11% exercise more than 5 times a week. Compare that to the 29%, 31% and 9%, respectively, for Canadians who don't use cannabis.

In both the Canadian and American polls, as you move up the scale discrepancies between cannabis consumers and non-users grow. This means that not only do cannabis users exercise more than the average person, but they often commit to highly active lifestyles.

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