In some cities in the U.S., cannabis sales are outpacing nicotine sales.
Seattle is one of the three cities in the country that has seen such an occurrence.
More than 700,000 people age 18 and older in the Greater Seattle Area have consumed cannabis in the past 30 days, according to The Seattle Times.
This is approximately 17 percent of the population, whereas 16 percent used nicotine products like cigarettes and e-cigarettes, among others.
A study done by Nielsen has shown that Portland has the nation’s highest percentage of pot consumers in the country, with around 20 per cent of adults saying they partake, followed by Las Vegas and Denver. San Francisco is the only other city where cannabis is used more than nicotine says the market research firm.
Nielsen found that adults in the Seattle area who consume cannabis have a median household income of about $78,000. Those who smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products average around $59,000. Cannabis consumers additionally are more likely to be college graduates than nicotine users or vapers.