Classic Marijuana Sales Are Tumbling as a New Way of Getting High Takes Over

"Do you even vape, bro?" In California, the answer is increasingly, "Yes."

Vaping is an alternative to smoking that involves inhaling vapor from an electronic device. Between 2015 and 2016, sales of marijuana oil cartridges, which are used for vaping, soared 400% among customers who use delivery service Eaze, dubbed the "Uber for weed."

Vaporizers' explosive growth may be a key driver in the falling sales of marijuana flower, the fluffy, green stuff you smoke, according to Eaze's second annual "State of Cannabis" report.

The report, released February 8, explores trends in consumer demographics and buying behaviors. Eaze, which operates in California only, used data from 250,000 users on its platform and surveyed 5,000 customers, making it one of the state's biggest reports on marijuana spending yet.

Two big caveats: People who buy pot using an online delivery service might not be representative of the entire market, and the report...

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