Cannabis sales on Halloween weekend 2022

Published on 
November 2, 2022
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Were consumers too busy munching on candy this year to go shopping for cannabis? Halloween weekend (Friday - Monday) saw total sales decline 13.6% compared to the typical October weekend. Friday saw the smallest drop in sales (-11.7%), while Monday saw the largest (-15.5%).

Concentrates (-17.5%) and Flower (17.3%) categories saw the largest drop in sales, while Beverages (-3.7%), Capsules (-3.7%) Edibles (-8.4%), and Tincture & Sublingual products (-8.4%) saw the smallest drop in sales.

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