Americans are buying weed online in droves
We’re obsessed with buying anything we need online. Art supplies. Vitamins. Adult diapers. All to your door in an anonymous box, and without the need to avert your gaze from the cashier.
Apparently, marijuana is no exception — Americans are buying weed online in droves.
This news comes courtesy of a study published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. It marks the first time anyone has analyzed online marijuana sales by looking at internet searches and the resulting links.
For their study into Americans’ online pot-purchasing behavior, the research team started —where else?— with Google. Specifically, they looked at searches on the platform between January 2005 and June 2017, excluding those from the U.S.’s six least-populated states.
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