Prevalence Trends for Special Populations

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  • Highlights


Males were more likely to report any past-months cannabis use and frequent cannabis use compared with females. Frequency of use increased for both males and females between 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.


Between 2017-2018 to 2019-2020, there has been a 6.3% increase in the prevalence of past-month cannabis use among pregnant women.


Self-identified sexual minorities were more likely than heterosexuals to indicate past-month cannabis use and to have used cannabis more frequently in the past month.


Persons with a past-year serious mental illness (SMI) had much higher rates of both any and frequent cannabis use compared to persons without an SMI, 14.9% and 1.9% respectively in 2019-2020.


Persons living in poverty had the highest rates of frequent monthly cannabis use compared to persons with higher incomes. They also had the largest increase in frequent cannabis use - from 6.7% to 11.8% - between 2018 and 2020.

Frequency of Past Month Cannabis Use By:

  • Gender
  • Pregnancy Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Serious Mental Illness Status
  • Federal Poverty Level