Marijuana Edibles and Vaporizer Cartridges Growing in Popularity

Marijuana retailers are reporting a trend away from smokable cannabis to other forms, including edibles and vaporizer cartridges, according to USA Today.

Consumers are interested in stronger, healthier or more discreet ways to use marijuana, retailers say. In Colorado, where legal recreational marijuana sales began in 2014, smokable marijuana currently makes up 44 percent of marijuana sales, down from 67 percent four years ago.

Among Colorado adults who consume marijuana, the number who eat or drink cannabis products grew from 35.2 percent in 2016 to 40.4 percent in 2017, according to a newly released state survey.

In Oregon, smokable marijuana decreased from 51 percent to 44 percent in a single year. In California, sales of smokable marijuana dropped 3 percent in just four months this year.

Ways Marijuana is Used: A Guide for Parents

Not only is marijuana more potent than it was when today’s parents were growing up, it is also being used in new ways aimed at getting a stronger and longer-lasting high.

It’s impossible to know every method that marijuana is being used in. However, you can start by educating yourself about what’s out there.

icons of different ways marijuana is consumed

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