Americans Now Spend More Money on Legal Weed Than Chocolate

After a long day, some people treat themselves to some chocolate, others opt for a craft beer and since today is 4/20, people in some areas may unwind with a little cannabis.  And that’s becoming a lot more common.

As the marijuana laws are changing around the country, Americans spent about $30 BILLION on legal weed products last year.  That’s up from $12 billion the year before.

The $30 billion last year was MORE than we spent on chocolate ($18 billion) and craft beer ($8 billion) combined.

That legal cannabis may ultimately help BOOST chocolate sales, along with other munchies like:  Ice cream, Cheez-Its, candy bars, and potato chips.

Speaking of marijuana and chocolate, a company called Zen Cannabis has created a 420-POUND chocolate bar in honor of 4/20.  It measures nine feet by four feet, and is three inches thick.  it also includes 4.2 MILLION milligrams of THC.  The asking price for the chocolate bar is:  $42,000. (Here’s a photo of the “Big Zen” chocolate bar.)

 

In additional 4/20 news:

1.  A study found the best cities for stoners are Portland, Oregon, Denver, Buffalo, Seattle, and Baltimore.  They based it on things like dispensaries per capita, price, and the fact that weed is fully legal in all those states.  The worst cities for stoners are Birmingham, Alabama . . . Memphis, Tennessee . . . and Louisville, Kentucky.  All states where it’s NOT fully legal.

2.  Another study ranked the best cities to get stoned in.  But their top five are different:  San Francisco, L.A., Denver, Santa Ana, California, and Las Vegas.

3.  If you’ve ever wondered how the “420” thing got started“USA Today” looked into it.  The top theory is in the 1970s, some high schoolers in California used to meet at 4:20 P.M. after school to smoke up.  So “4:20” was their code word for it.

4.  A police department in Pennsylvania is offering a free bag of Doritos to anyone who brings their pot in to have it “tested” today.  Recreational use is still ILLEGAL in P.A. . . . so yes, it’s a trap.  If you turn in your dealer, you get a Family Size bag.

5.  Dogecoin fans are hoping to see a bump in price today.  4/20 is also “Doge Day”, so they’re hoping Elon Musk tweets something to make the price jump.  It actually dropped around 4/20 last year though.

6.  And finally, here are the top 4/20 food deals we’ve seen out there this year:  Jack in the Box brought back its Pineapple Express milkshake . . . Wingstop is selling “Hot Box” meals with fries covered in a spicy cheese dust . . . and Jimmy John’s has a new “Munchie Crusher” sandwich . . .

 

(Daily Mail)

 

 

 

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