Tis the season to get elevated here in Colorado, and local dispensaries are experiencing some of their busiest days of the year.
"The days leading up to Christmas and New Year's have historically been two of the top five cannabis sales days, and I expect to see this trend continue," said James Ahrendt, Business Intelligence Architect at Akerna.
"As holiday gift shopping continues to face supply chain and shipping issues, shopping at your local cannabis retailer is a terrific way to avoid slowdowns while supporting a local business."
Cannabis Lifts Holiday Spirits
It's safe to assume that you might even find some marijuana in your stocking if you're over the age of 21.
Thursday, December 23, cannabis sales are expected to hit $87 million! On Christmas Eve the sales are predicted to grow to $97 million, bringing the pre-Christmas sales to $184 million.
That's a lot of money for weed, but it doesn't stop there.
Even more money gets spent in preparation for the new year.
Thursday, December 30th, cannabis sales are projected to hit $89 million and Friday, December 31st reach $100 million. New Year's Eve is predicted to be the second-biggest sales day of the year, with the date 4/20 taking the top spot.
Cannabis in Colorado
Colorado is known for being one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Back in 2012, amendment 64 legalized marijuana in Colorado, and ever since then, the state's been reaping in the profits.
In Colorado, you can possess 1 ounce of marijuana, 6 plants (no more than 3 mature), and 1 oz of hash/concentrates. Talk about a good time!