Denver has just released what may just be the largest amount of marijuana data in history. The official report documents a wide range of information about marijuana cultivation, edibles, thc and cbd infused slaves and lotions, and not one word regarding extracts. The words “extract,” “concentrate,” “wax,” “hash,” or “oil” appear nowhere in the 42 page document.
So, what’s the deal? Why conduct thousands of interviews, license certification, and lab testing without asking one word about the fastest-growing sector of the cannabusiness? Is it just that government bureaucrats still consider dabbing something outside the norm of legal marijuana use? Or is Colorado afraid they’ll look bad if they add photos of blow-torches in their spiffy-looking report? Who knows? It is a little weird though.
But there’s some other good stats in the report. There were over 74 tons of marijuana buds sold in the state, yet only 19 out of the 74 tons were sold for recreational use. This tells us that medical patients purchased way more buds when compared to recreational users. On the other hand, recreational users consumed way more edible marijuana in 2014 than medical patients. Overall, 1.96 million edibles were sold in the states for medical use and 2.8 million were sold to recreational buyers.
On a simpler note, this means that 4.8 million marijuana products, such as candy bars, cookies and even drinks were sold in 2014. If you take that total into consideration, you’ll find that averages out as one for every resident in Colorado. 60% of these edibles were purchased in recreational shops. On the other hand, 60% of flowers were purchased in medical shops.
You’ll also find that by the end of 2014, Colorado was producing more than 17,000 marijuana plants each and every day. The report also shows that recreational growers were cultivating over 200,000 plants each month in an attempt to support their new and thriving business, and this is a shocking figure when you think about the total for January, which were only 25,000. It is the most plants that have ever been legal in the country and so it’s the most information that has ever been recorded, leading to the unprecedented surge in data, which you can find right here.