When August of 2019 began, vape-related products were about 27% of the state’s monthly sales. Then came the unsettling reality that the VAPI disease was a legitimate medical threat. Flash forward to 2020 and the arrival of a deadly respiratory illness. 

One year after vaping’s health scare, monthly vape sales remain steady at 23%.
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  • After an initial dip, sales bounced back at the start of this year. Even with quarantine, the respiratory nature of COVID, and rampant unemployment, sales haven’t dropped. Some of the resilience derives from the discretion associated with vaping, as more Californians are home with family. 
  • While not as keen for vaping as California, the states of Colorado, Nevada and Washington have also shown unremarkable drops.

Quick Hit

  1. Growth in extraction and manufacturing long ago moved beyond the California border, yet insight into running these businesses isn’t easy to come by. So here’s a talk with George Sadler, president and co-founder of House of Platinum.
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