Adult-use cannabis is another term for recreational cannabis. Adult-use is a term used for cannabis that is purchased without a medical prescription. The term plays on the fact that many people use cannabis for purposes other than simply recreational pleasure. This term was first used in California with the “The Adult-use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) (Proposition 64)” which was a voter initiative to legalise cannabis in California. The passing of this act lead to the full recreational legalisation of cannabis in California.
Adult-use cannabis typically has little difference in the potency, strains and offerings from medicinal cannabis.
In the United States, adult-use cannabis is often purchased in different dispensaries than medicinal cannabis and does not require a doctor’s certificate to purchase. In Australia, adult-use cannabis is illegal.