Colorado Selling Over 10 Tons of Pot Every Month
The estimated annual market demand for marijuana in Colorado is roughly 130 metric tons, according to the first post-legalization study of the market.
The study, released by state regulators, used actual sales data to draw up the figure rather than rely on survey responses as studies have done in the past, and showed that some previously held assumptions were false.
Past surveys estimated for example that a third of marijuana users consumed the drug less than once a month, according to the Associated Press. In fact, according to the new study, those users comprise only .3 percent of the total market.
The study’s estimate for total market demand, which includes both medical and recreational marijuana, surpassed past figures by nearly a third. The analysis found that demand from residents hovers around 121 metric tons and demand from visitors stands at around 9 metric tons.
But in some of the Colorado’s…
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