USA’s 4th of July Weekend Cannabis Sales Forecast To Break Records

3.2 min readPublished On: June 29th, 2021By
DENVER– The fourth of July is America’s independence day. The U.S. national anthem, the ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ recounts the famous battle of Fort McHenry, in the War of Independence and, since then, the day is famous for fireworks.

It will soon be also famous for firing up a cannabis joint and ”blazing one down” to enjoy the holiday with cannabis. In fact, business intelligence from Akerna predicts that the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend will bring in over $206,000,000 in legal national cannabis sales and be the biggest sale of cannabis ever for July 4th holiday.

Historical data shows that the Friday ahead of the 4th of July weekend spikes in sales, with this Friday, July 2nd expected to retail nearly $91,000,000, up 60% from an average Friday. This will likely be the second highest sales day of 2021, after 420.

“Year over year, we’ve seen a 23% increase in the number of products consumers and patients are purchasing for the 4th of July holiday weekend,” said James Ahrendt, Business Intelligence Architect at Akerna. “With the holiday falling on a Sunday this year, dispensaries should be evaluating staffing and preparing inventory ahead of the weekend to ensure they are ready to accommodate these increases in both traffic and sales.”

Saturday, July 3rd, should bring in another $72,000,000 of cannabis sales, and Sunday, July 4th is predicted to garner an additional $43,000,000. Sundays are historically the lowest sales day of the week, but sales will still be at record levels versus previous July 4th.

Other predictions for the holiday weekend (7/02 – 7/04):

  1. Average order total:
      1. $8 more – up to $109 from $101 (2021 average)
  2. Average basket size:
      1. 3.6 products per purchase
  3. Category sales:
      1. Flower – 49%
      2. Cartridge/Pens – 31%
      3. Concentrates – 10%
      4. Infused Edibles – 9%
      5. Other – 1%
  4. Demographics:
      1. 61% male
      2. 39% female
  5. Sales by age groups:
      1. Under 30 – 29%
      2. 30-40 –31%
      3. 40-50 – 20%
      4. 50-60 –11%
      5. Over 60 – 9%

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(This information is primarily sourced from Akerna.  Highly Capitalized has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Read our Disclaimer here).

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