It appears that the vaping health emergency has been beneficial for the marijuana edibles sector, an indication that customers are channeling more capital into infused products rather than vaporizers. A progressive rise was observed in the retail sales of edibles in 4 states since the report of foremost vape-associated death in August. Simultaneously, the sales of vaping products were seen to drop, although the vaporizer market seems to be getting steady—and even expanding—in all but Washington.
Though the edibles producers state they aren’t observing a spectacular effect on sales so far, marijuana merchants are reporting that infused products’ sales are upbeat since the start of vaping health alarm that has killed around 3 Dozen and sickened over 1,600 individuals in 49 states, the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The cannabis sales share captivated by edibles has soared progressively through October 6 since the foremost vaping demise was accounted on August 23, as per the records presented by Seattle-located Headset. The market report says as follows:
- Colorado: 15%, up from 12.7%;
- California: 13.6%, up from 10.9%;
- Nevada: 14.9%, up from 10.9%;
- Washington: 10.6%, up from 8.9%.
In the meantime, vape products’ sales in the same 4 markets have displayed a noticeable drop, although they seem to be getting steady in Nevada and California.
On the other end, a bill has been a green signal by Massachusetts House lawmakers that would bar the retailing of all flavored tobacco products as well as also allow compelling a new 75% levy on nicotine vaping products. The veto would be implemented to menthol cigarettes—a step that has infuriated a few convenience store proprietors. With the proposal, MassHealth and commercial health insurers would also be needed to include tobacco cessation guidance and all nicotine replacement therapies. Consumers can obtain generic variants with no cost-sharing.