Cannabis consumers’ affinity for variety and discovery is a force multiplier for adult beverage marketers.
In addition to their significantly higher consumption at home and on-premises, today’s cannabis consumers live active, social and connected lives – ready to try, switch and share new tastes.
MRI-Simmons research reveals both the impact and affinities that cannabis consumers have for the adult beverage category.
In 2021, more than 42 million cannabis and CBD consumers consumed alcoholic beverages – higher than average consumption of liquor, hard seltzers, beer, cider, champagne and cordials compared to the average American.
When it comes to beverage spending, they’re also:
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Marketers will find that cannabis consumers are behaviorally well-aligned with adult beverage brands and marketing. In stark contrast to the languid stereotype, today’s cannabis consumers are living the high energy, active lifestyles celebrated by adult beverage brands:
They play more sports – regularly participating in team sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, etc. - (+12%)
They entertain more at home – hosting friends or relatives every week (+11%)
They enjoy the nightlife – regularly going out dancing, to bars, nightclubs and comedy shows (+17%)
They manage busier professional lives – almost 4 in 10 say they work most weekends (+11%)
They enjoy fine dining – more likely to be frequent restaurant diners (+12%)
They’re motivated audiences who are more likely to regularly enjoy wine with dinner – and more likely to be willing to pay more for a good bottle of wine.
They’re highly engaged consumers who are more likely to influence their social networks; compared to the average alcohol consumer, they’re 20% more likely to have a great deal of knowledge and/or experience around beer.