Also known as: Adult Use

What does “Recreational” mean?

Legal cannabis not officially designated for medical purposes is often called recreational or adult-use cannabis. Recreational users consume cannabis for a pleasurable altered state of consciousness, similar to the use of alcohol or tobacco. Laws for recreational and adult-use often vary from state to state, and in some cases, they can vary between cities. To enter a cannabis storefront for recreational products in the United States, you will need to be at least 21 years old and present a valid, unexpired state ID.

Example usage:

“I smoke cannabis recreationally, but I'm interested in the medical benefits.”


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