Vaping is a convenient, discreet, cleaner and easier way to use marijuana than smoking, which is why it’s popularity is increasing so rapidly.
The legal marijuana industry is now estimated at nearly $7 billion, and vape products make for a big chunk of it. In 2016, in California, almost 25-percent of sales in the industry were for vape cartridges, according to Business Insider.
Eaze, aservice in California, tracked sales of various marijuana products and, from 2015 through 2016, flower sales dropped by 21-percent, while vape products quickly grew. In 2015, vaporizer cartridge sales were just 6-percent of products sold in the industry, but in 2016, that number grew to 24-percent, a 400% increase.
In Colorado, Washington and Oregon, vape cartridge and concentrate sales also increased.
Concentrate sales growth in 2016:
- Colorado – 57%
- Washington State – 194%
- Oregon – 105%
Edibles and pre-rolls are close behind vaping’s popularity.