How the election of Joe Biden affects the future of cannabis legalization in the United States remains to be seen. Nevertheless, we’re already living in an era where cannabis in some form is available across most of the country.
33 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana – 11 of these states and DC now permit the sale and use of recreational weed.
In celebration of the progress made to date, we thought we’d take a look at a selection of fascinating figures that paint a picture of how things look right now. Some of the following facts are more useful than others, though in all instances are undeniably eye-opening:
1 – 80% of All Cannabis Sales Go to the Black Market
First up, the legalization of cannabis has done relatively little to quell black market activity in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that at least 80% of all cannabis sales continue to go straight to the black market. As for why, it’s a combination of ease of access (or lack thereof) in many areas, along with the potentially elevated costs of commercially available cannabis. When polled, 80% of cannabis users also said they’ll most likely use
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