I have been involved in the marijuana industry for a long, long time. I can’t speak for all areas, or all circles, but in Oregon, there is one fact that I believe above all others in the marijuana industry – people smoke more recreational marijuana in the summer than in any other part of the year. Feel free to disagree with me, but all Oregon veterans will tell you that their most profitable months have always been during the summer. I believe there are a few reasons (and admittedly, no statistics) to support my claim.
During the summer months, there is so much more going on. Festivals seem to be abundant. I know I have been to almost a dozen of them so far, from the Spring Gathering in San Bernadino to the Oregon Country Fair just outside of Eugene. Every event, I made sure to have as many blunts, joints, bowls and brownies as I could, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. I don’t know what it is about sitting on some grass listening to music with a bunch of other stoners that gets me going, but it does.
Another big event that goes on a lot during the summer that results in A LOT of marijuana consumption is camping. If you are a pothead, and you go camping, you make sure to pack a smoking device and marijuana way before you think about a tent or anything else. If I had to chose, I would sleep under the stars with a full pipe way before I would pass it up for a tent.
Another factor is that school is out, so there are a lot more people working that weren’t. I had so many classmates in high school and college that had to scrum together money for an eighth once every never during the academic year. But when they got their first paycheck from their summer job, they were smoking like a broken chimney.
Does anyone else feel the same out there in TWB land? Do you consume more marijuana during the summer, or another part of the year? Are things different in your area than what I’m talking about in Oregon? Curious minds await your responses….