Marijuana Legalization Leads to Increased Snack Sales

States that have legalized marijuana have seen a higher increase in snack sales compared to states that haven’t, according to a recent report from Nielsen.

“Marijuana consumption has been clinically and anecdotally shown to increase a consumers’ appetite …… according to the Nielsen report. “And sales data from within the U.S. Census divisions where cannabis has been legalized for recreational use supports the munchies effect.”

There have been increased sales of both salty and sweet snacks over the past year in the U.S., totaling $29.9 billion in salty snack sales and $6.5 billion in sweet snack sales, according to the data.