Marijuana Consumers Work Out More Than Non-Consumers, Are More Likely to Have Full-Time Jobs

Those who consume marijuana work out more often than those who don’t, and are more likely to have a full-time job, according to a study of California marijuana consumers conducted by¬†BDS Analytics.

The study separated people into three categories: Those who have consumed marijuana in the past six months, those who have not consumed marijuana in the past six months but are open to it (“acceptors”), and those who have not consumed marijuana in the past six months and aren’t open to doing so (“rejectors”).

The study found that the average age for marijuana consumers is 39. The average age for acceptors is 49, with the average age of rejectors being 56. Among consumers, 43% say they work out outdoors multiple times a week. This is significantly higher than acceptors (35%), and drastically higher than rejectors (just 25%).

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Colorado: $112 Million of Legal Cannabis Sold in June

Legal Cannabis SoldThere was $112 million of legal cannabis sold in Colorado in the month of June, an over 30% increase from June of 2015.

Of the $112 million of cannabis sold, $74 million was from recreational cannabis outlets, and $38 million was from medical cannabis dispensaries. The recreational sales mark a 47% increase from last year, while medical sales grew by 8%.

Sales of concentrates are on the rise more than anything else, with a 73% increase in June of this year compared to June, 2015. Now concentrates make up 24% of total sales (compared to 18% last year).

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Colorado: April Sets Record for Most Legal Cannabis Sold in Single Month with $117 Million

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In Colorado, April set a record for the most legal cannabis ever sold in a single month period, with $117 million, according to BDS Analytics, a firm that tracks retail cannabis sales nationwide. This marks a 58% increase from April, 2015, and the $117 million garnered easily breaks the previous record of $101 million set in December.

The $117 million in cannabis sold in April follows roughly $270 million in legal cannabis sold January through March. In total there has been nearly $400 million in legal cannabis sold in Colorado in the first four months of 2016 (a 37% increase from the same period last year), putting the yearly total on track to surpass $1 billion.

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