What Pot-Loving Americans Spend on (Legal) Marijuana

How do you picture the average legal pot user? If your mind immediately conjures up a 20-something young man who spends a couple hundred dollars each month to get his hands on some weed so he can get high with his buddies, you’re partly right.

The average legal pot purchaser in the United States is male, but he’s closer to middle-aged (37 years old) and he forks over roughly $647 a year for cannabis.

That’s the word from Headset Inc., a cannabis research company headquartered in Seattle, which analyzed roughly 40,000 legal marijuana purchases made in Washington over a two-year period to determine who is using legal marijuana and how much they’re spending to purchase it.

Although 37 is the average age of a legal pot purchaser in the United States, somewhat younger adults are purchasing the majority of legal weed sold, according to Headset. More than 50 percent of marijuana is

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