Marijuana Sales 2016 Surge for Christmas in States Where Weed is Legal

Cannabis was apparently the real winner this Christmas after retail shops in states where the drug is legal saw sales increase by 21-percent leading up to the holiday on Sunday. Baker, a marijuana-software firm that runs customer-service systems in dispensaries, said pot sales were up significantly in states with legal medical and recreational marijuana use including California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico and Arizona the week before Christmas, USA Today reported Friday.

Marijuana-infused edibles such as cookies, brownies, chocolates and candy were the number one selling product, but sales for smoking accessories like vaporizers and pipes didn’t trail too far behind. Baker CEO Joe Milton told USA Today cannabis gifts over the holidays were just one of the many ways marijuana is becoming mainstream.

“Holiday gift-giving is a perfect example of this once-taboo product making its way into the mainstream retail environment,” Milton said. “We have a feeling people will like cannabis gifts a lot more than a traditional … box of chocolates.”

– Read the entire article at International Business Times.