Mass. Marijuana Vape Sales Drop Sharply Amid Health Crisis

Revenue from sales of marijuana vaporizers at licensed cannabis stores in Massachusetts has plunged 25 percent amid widespread consumer health concerns about the devices, according to data provided to the Globe by the Cannabis Control Commission.

Weekly sales of oil-filled vaporizer cartridges, the second-most-popular category of marijuana product (after cannabis flower), fell from a recent peak of $919,776 for the seven-day period ended Aug. 11 to $689,924 last week.

The sharp fall reversed months of explosive growth in vaporizer sales — consumers overall have purchased about 356,000 individual vaporizer products from licensed marijuana stores since sales began last November.

Read the full article by Dan Adams and Felicia Gans from the Boston Glober

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