Obviously, we know marijuana legalization has been a success and that people are enjoying their legal cannabis. After all, experts predict the marijuana market will hit $10 billion in sales this year. But it may be more popular than we even thought.
According to a survey put out by the cannabis consulting firm Enlucem, about one-third of adults living in legalized states have purchased marijuana in the past six months. More specifically, 36 percent of Oregonians said they'd bought cannabis in the past six months, 35 percent in Washington and 32 percent in Colorado. In Nevada, that number was 28 percent, but the data was collected over the summer, right when recreational cannabis became legal in the state.
The survey also found that 31 percent of residents of California had purchased marijuana in the past six months, and the state hasn't even legalized recreational use yet. So that number could grow even higher in the coming months since full legalization kicks in January 1st. The survey says only about eight percent of people in legalized states are interested in using marijuana but haven't done so yet, but that number goes up to 16 percent in California.
So you know how in school they'd tell you to look to your left and then to your right and one of those people would die in some horrific way? Well, if you live in a legalized state, one of those two people is probably a stoner, unless you already are one.
(h/t Merry Jane)