New Study Shows Which Washington Counties Purchase the Most Cannabis Per Capita

A gram of legal recreational cannabis being sold in Washington.A new study conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy has found that Klickitat County has the highest rate of per capita recreational cannabis sales, averaging $65.80 of cannabis sold for every one person since legal sales began in July, 2014.

According to the study, Clark County was second with $56.93 sold per capita, with Jefferson County coming in at third with $51.23 sold per capita.

King County, the state’s most populated county, had less than 40% of the per capita sales of Klickitat County, averaging $24.39.

Here is the full list of counties and their per capita cannabis sales, listed in alphabetical order (also included is the total amount of cannabis sold):

• Asotin, $78,390 in total sales, $3.60 in per capita sales

• Benton, $2,840,375, $15.87

• Chelan, $1,387,908, $19.00

• Clallam, $1,400,405, $19.52

• Clark, $24,625,881, $56.93

• Cowlitz, $4,562,059, $44.68

• Douglas, $1,668,086, $42.98

• Grant, $1,325,700, $14.70

• Grays Harbor, $978,614, $13.57

• Island, $1,185,035, $15.04

• Jefferson, $1,530,906, $51.23

• King, $48,165,054, $24.39

• Kitsap, $4,907,633, $19.42

• Kittitas, $1,374,389, $33.29

• Klickitat, $1,351,236, $65.80

• Lewis, $208,480, $2.76

• Mason, $365,731, $6.03

• Okanogan, $617,733, $15.01

• Pacific, $348,064, $16.75

• Pierce, $16,425,732, $20.39

• San Juan, $251,106, $15.91

• Skagit, $4,403,722, $37.43

• Skamania, $351,594, $31.60

• Snohomish, $17,451,819, $24.08

• Spokane, $22,337,229, $47.14

• Stevens, $650,613, $14.95

• Thurston, $5,889,800, $23.00

• Whatcom, $8,005,488, $39.39

• Whitman, $2,017,669, $44.33

• Yakima, $2,808,902, $11.48

The full study, which includes a plethora of other information on the first year of legal cannabis sales in Washington, can be found by clicking here. The next report, which is mandated as part of Initiative 502, is due in September, 2017.

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