While vape sales have fallen in four big markets, sales of edibles are picking up the pieces…

In our issue of the Cannabis Investor’s Report that was just released on Friday, I focused on how the vaping crisis is affecting the industry.

While it seems to be products from the illicit market that are making people sick, the crisis is weighing on the legal market. In Colorado, vape products accounted for 19.4% of total cannabis sales on August 23, but they had dropped to 12.4% of sales by September 23.

Consequently, one of the topics I wrote about was how even though vaping sales may decline, we could see an increase in edible sales.

“Edibles are a good introductory product for people who are new to cannabis, but they are even better products for those who want to stop using vaporizers.”

It’s difficult to track if the vaping issue will increase edible sales directly; increased access, better products, and more consumer education about the products are all reasons edible sales could increase.

But early data shows edible sales have climbed in four states while vaping sales are down in those same four states.

And that’s a sign that Cannabis 2.0 is still on track for a successful launch…

Get Ready for Cannabis 2.0

Canada will launch vape products in mid-December, which isn’t ideal considering what is happening in the United States.

You can be assured that our neighbors to the north are watching this issue closely, and it is weighing on the minds of Canadian cannabis enthusiasts. Without being able to identify what exactly is causing the sickness and deaths, everyone needs to have their guard up.

But the theme being spread around by some news outlets that the vaping crisis will completely derail the industry is simply untrue.

Even if vaping sales slow for the time being, it’s not like cannabis enthusiasts will completely stop using cannabis. They will buy things like pre-rolled joints, flower to smoke out of bongs, and edibles.

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From the time the first vaping-related death was reported on August 23 to October 6, edible sales as a part of total cannabis sales increased in Colorado, Nevada, California, and Washington.

That’s a sign of what could happen in Canada.

The Cannabis-Infused Beverage Gold Rush

Companies in Canada are racing to get food and drinks infused with THC and CBD on the shelves in dispensaries by mid-December.

This will open up a whole new revenue source for firms who can execute on this golden opportunity.

Truss Beverage Company – the joint venture between Molson Coors Canada and Hexo Inc. (NYSE: HEXO) – will have two CBD-infused beverages rolling out that are infused with 10 milligrams of CBD each.

Between now and 2020, Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) will roll out a CBD-infused cucumber sparkling water, as well as a psychoactive ginger ale.

Photo Credit: Canopy Growth

In fact, as members of Cannabis Venture Syndicate know, our team just went out to Montreal to do some scout work on a ground-floor opportunity in the cannabis beverage space.

It will take some time for the issues with vaping products to get settled, but that just means edibles will have an even bigger spotlight.

Take care,

Greg Miller

Executive Director, National Institute for Cannabis Investors

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3 responses to “Lost Vape Sales Create New Opportunity for Edibles”

  1. hi,
    can you shed some on Charlottes Web, CWBHF.
    the stock was going strong before 6 months ago.
    Originally, i was going to wager with some money.
    however, i see that its going south from a share price of 20,
    to 11/share.
    i just don’t feel at ease with losing capital.
    thanks in advance,

  2. Is the Vape-THC issue due to being cut with other products that are harmful or poison? Or is it just get a bad name from the nicotine version?

    • The problem that caused the vape illness and death, was due to ILLEGAL bootleg THC cartridges. The THC was cut with Vitamin E acetate and your lungs can’t expel that so you should never inhale it. The moral of the story is: Buy your vape supplies at a legitimate vape shop! NOT at a gas station, convenience store, Walmart, off the street or head shop!! ONLY buy at legit ape shops!! I cannot stress that enough!

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