Over a Quarter of Adults in Nevada Have Purchased Legal Weed

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So now that we know plenty of adults are buying legal weed in Nevada, it begs the question of exactly who is purchasing all this pot? Of those buying legal weed, the study found that roughly 61 percent are male while another 61 percent are under 40. Nevada’s legal recreational market officially opened in July to huge demand and scarce supply from producers. While this seems like a large proportion of adults in the state buying legal weed, there are other states boasting even higher rates of recreational adoption. An estimated half-million adults have spent money on legal weed in the state’s recreational dispensaries, which is about 20 times the 24,803 Nevadans who held doctor recommendations for medical marijuana as of October.

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Nevada’s legal recreational market officially opened in July to huge demand and scarce supply from producers. But that didn’t stop the state’s eager marijuana consumers from generating double the early estimated revenue for the first three months with nearly $90 million in sales.

So now that we know plenty of adults are buying legal weed in Nevada, it begs the question of exactly who is purchasing all this pot?

A new study aimed to find out if Nevada’s sales were volume buys, concentrated groups of cannabis users, or spread out among a more diverse group of adults.

The study, conducted by consulting firm Enlucem, found that more than a quarter of adults in Nevada had purchased cannabis legally since the state opened the recreational market — an estimated 28 percent of Nevada’s adult population to be exact. The study concluded that 15 percent of adults in Nevada are “potential users” who plan to purchase marijuana in the next six months from a dispensary.

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