In a year confined and defined by the coronavirus pandemic, Americans turned to cannabis in record numbers.

Americans spent nearly $18 billion on cannabis in 2020. That’s 65% more than last year.

State tax and revenue data acquired and analyzed by Leafly reveal that nationwide sales of medical and adult-use marijuana increased by 67% over 2019.

Americans purchased $17.9 billion in cannabis products over the past calendar year, $7.2 billion more than the $10.7 billion in sales the previous year.

Medical marijuana is now legal in 37 states, while 15 states and Washington, DC, have legalized cannabis for all adults.

The pandemic effect

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States in March, many in the cannabis industry worried…

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