According to data published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, marijuana consumers in the United States and Canada mostly consume marijuana flower instead other product forms.
Investigators affiliated with the RAND Drug Policy Research Center in California and the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada assessed cannabis consumption patterns in the US and in Canada in a cohort of more than 40,000 subjects.
Consistent with prior surveys, they reported, “Dried flower was the most commonly used product” among consumers – regardless of whether those consumers patronized either the licit or illicit marketplace.
“The current study provides one of the most comprehensive assessments of cannabis consumption at the population level in Canada and the US to date,” the authors noted. “The findings highlight the rapidly evolving nature of the cannabis product market, including notable shifts in the types of cannabis products used by consumers. … Although dried flower continues to dominate the market, it has begun declining with a notable shift towards increasing popularity of processed cannabis products.”
However, investigators acknowledged that the popularity of other formulations of cannabis, particularly vape oils and edibles, had increased in recent years – especially in markets where cannabis products are legally available from licensed retailers.
In Arizona, the sales breakdown for 2021 found that flower is the clear category leader accounting for roughly 47% of all Arizona cannabis sales. Meanwhile, vape cartridge sales came in second place at 23.7%.
Arizona legalized cannabis for adult use in 2021 and for medical use in 2010. Marijuana dispensaries are open across the state. Cannabis has helped thousands of Arizonans improve their quality of life.