It Turns Out a Majority of Americans Hate Smelling Marijuana in Public
You might like your bud loud — but a recent study found the noses of American bystanders beg you to turn down the volume.
It doesn’t matter where a person is standing in the United States in this day and age — chances are you are going to catch a whiff of marijuana at some point or another.
From Los Angeles to New York City, it’s now par for the course for cannabis consumers to slip outside and catch a buzz, sending that telltale odor wafting through the air and within close enough proximity to the olfactory senses of unsuspecting passersby.
For some people, this is not a problem at all. They might even make statements like, “Uh-oh, somebody’s getting down on some of that loud!” while looking around to see if they can get in on the action. But others are noticeably offended by the bouquet of bud. They wrinkle up their faces and make snide comments to one another about how the whole world has gone to hell in a handbasket: “What on God’s green earth do you think they’re doing to that poor skunk?”
And apparently most people belong to the latter category — the majority of Americans are turned off by the smell of cannabis in the streets. This is the consensus of a recent study from the folks at PSB Research, Civilized, Burson Cohn & Wolfe and BuzzFeed News. They found that more than half of the population (51%) thinks that public displays of the doobie have become a real problem, with some 25% going as far as to say that they actually “hate” getting assaulted by the stench of weed while out on the town.
The Nose Knows
Indeed, as crazy as it might sound, not everyone out there is cool with getting slapped in the face with somebody else’s stoned good times.
Published: May 03, 2019
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