When Colorado legalized cannabis, people had a lot of questions. How much money would marijuana bring in? Would the black market remain? Would consumer demographics change? More than three years after recreational dispensaries opened their doors in this state, researchers are starting to answer some of those questions.
While many marijuana studies focus on the general public, most of the people surveyed for a just-released report by the Cannabis Consumers Coalition were regular users who consume cannabis at least once a day. Although the CCC respondents weren’t all from Colorado, 73 percent of them reported living in states where marijuana is legal in one form or another.
Even so, the study found that many of them are still buying their pot the old-fashioned way.