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It’s been 6 months since recreational marijuana use became legal in Colorado, but how has the industry been doing? Leafscience.com gives us 5 surprising stats from the first-ever study on Colorado’s marijuana industry.

 5 Surprising Stats: Colorado’s Marijuana Industry

5 Surprising Stats: Colorado’s Marijuana Industry

By The Stoner's Cookbook

It’s been 6 months since recreational use of marijuana became legal in Colorado. Regulators published the first study on Colorado’s industry. Leafscience.com tells us 5 of the most surprising facts.

  • Medical sales are 4x higher than recreational

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Despite the interest in recreational marijuana, demand for medical marijuana is holding strong. Officials estimate that recreational marijuana will make up less than 25% of sales this year.

  • Colorado consumes less marijuana than Washington

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While entrepreneurs in Colorado got a 6-month head start on Washington, a larger population may make Washington the more profitable state for marijuana business.

  • The largest group of users rarely uses marijuana

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Among the 500,000-plus Coloradans considered to be ‘marijuana users,’ nearly a third partake less than once a month.

  • One in five marijuana users consumes it daily

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Then again, there’s also a lot of Coloradans who say they smoke every day (or just about). This group consumes more marijuana per session and by far the greatest amount on an annual basis.

  • Total projected demand for marijuana in 2014

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    121 tons (or 267,000 pounds).

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