By now, you’ve heard the news: Recreational marijuana sales are back on track in Colorado and Washington.
And that’s a good thing.
The feds say that the industry has been “more stable and robust” since the passage of the state’s medical marijuana law, and that the recreational marijuana market is “growing by leaps and bounds.”
But that does not mean that the U.S. recreational cannabis market is growing as fast as the recreational sales industry in California and Washington, where recreational pot is legal.
Recreational sales are still at their “lowest level” in years, according to a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office, while the overall market is expected to grow by almost 20% by 2021.
And it’s not just California that’s experiencing an uptick in recreational sales.
There are many states that have legalized recreational marijuana.
But there’s one state that’s not getting much attention: Washington, D.C. The city of Washington is the first U.K. state to legalize recreational pot, with a $2 billion pot tax and sales tax on top of taxes and fees on alcohol and cigarettes.
Since Washington’s recreational pot tax is the lowest in the country, there are plenty of people in Washington who are willing to use the revenue to pay for the city’s infrastructure, including a $1.8 billion transportation system.
That’s not good news for recreational pot consumers.
But the city of D.c. is not alone.
Several other states are seeing significant growth in recreational marijuana sales as well, but with some notable exceptions.
California’s pot sales have been booming since the end of last year, and recreational sales in California are still “the highest level” of recreational sales the state has seen since 2014.
New York is seeing a huge increase in recreational pot sales, and Colorado has been expanding its recreational marijuana laws to include recreational marijuana in addition to medicinal pot.
The biggest winners in the states that are seeing growth in the recreational market are medical marijuana patients.
That includes recreational users, who can now use recreational marijuana on the black market in many states.
But recreational users also face a growing number of regulations and taxes on the state.
That means that they are not necessarily able to purchase recreational pot as often as they once did.
That has led some recreational pot patients to look for a cheaper alternative: illegal marijuana.
According to a new report from the RAND Corporation, there’s an estimated $1 billion of illegal marijuana in the United States that is either unregistered or under investigation by state and local authorities.
But that’s only part of the problem.
Another problem is that recreational users in the U, S. and D.S., are not buying the same marijuana as the legal recreational users.
Recreationally sold marijuana is often more expensive than it used to be, so consumers are more likely to seek out less expensive legal marijuana.
And many people have become addicted to recreational marijuana, which is causing a boom in the black markets.
There is some evidence that legal marijuana is driving up black market prices for recreational marijuana as well.
But as long as recreational marijuana is legal, consumers will have more money to spend on the recreational pot market.
That could lead to more people buying recreational marijuana legally, and a more robust recreational marijuana industry.
What about states with more stringent medical marijuana laws?
A few states have strict medical marijuana restrictions that are not going away anytime soon.
California and New York are the latest to be penalized by federal regulators for their strict medical cannabis laws.
In Colorado, a number of states have passed new laws to limit the number of patients and their access to the legal medical marijuana market.
Some states, including Arizona, Texas, and Georgia, have made similar restrictions to their medical marijuana regulations.
New Mexico, California, and Oregon also have new medical marijuana regulation.
And in New York, where a state legislator recently introduced a bill that would make it a crime to distribute, buy, sell, or possess medical marijuana, the New York State Attorney General has threatened to sue the city if it passes similar legislation.
In the end, the states with stricter medical marijuana policies have also seen higher levels of recreational marijuana consumption.
In 2016, the number in Colorado grew by 2,400 percent and in Washington by 1,200 percent, according the RAND study.
Those numbers are on track to continue to grow.
In 2019, Washington saw the largest increase in legal recreational marijuana users, with more than 20,000 recreational users registering in the state, according a Washington Post report.
That year, recreational pot consumption in Washington was up 8% compared to the year before.
In 2020, recreational marijuana use in Washington grew 7% compared with the previous year.
But in 2021, recreational usage in Washington fell by 6%.
Meanwhile, in Colorado, recreational users accounted for 6% of recreational pot users in 2019, but in 2020 that percentage was down to 3%.
Recreational pot usage in Colorado fell by nearly 7% in 2021 compared to 2021, but that trend has