The r/CannabisThailand subreddit conducted a poll asking members how much they have spent on weed since its legalization in Thailand. The poll garnered 223 votes, revealing a diverse range of spending habits:
- 34 voters claimed to have spent 0 baht.
- 57 voters spent between 1 to 5,000 baht.
- 53 voters spent between 5,001 to 20,000 baht.
- 42 voters spent between 20,001 to 100,000 baht.
- 5 voters spent between 100,001 to 200,000 baht.
- 32 voters spent over 200,000 baht.
Since the dawn of legalization in Thailand, the r/CannabisThailand community has been opening their wallets as freely as they’ve been opening their stash boxes. With a spending spectrum that ranges from the conservative ‘I don’t spend a baht’ to the lavish ‘Money is no object when it comes to my greens’, it’s clear that the cannabis culture is as varied as the strains themselves. A majority seem to hover in the ‘just a few buds’ spending range, while a select few are living the high life, spending more than some people’s annual coffee budget on their herbal indulgences.
While we don’t have a direct comparison from other regions, it’s common knowledge that cannabis spending can rival that of other hobbies or personal indulgences. For instance, in places like Colorado or California, where cannabis has been legal for a while, consumer spending has been known to reach new highs, contributing significantly to state revenues. It’s a budding industry, after all, and as the market grows, so does the willingness of enthusiasts to invest in their passion.
The r/CannabisThailand poll results provide a snapshot of how much members have spent on weed in Thailand since legalization. Comparing these results with those from regions with more mature cannabis markets can offer insights into how legalization, market development, and cultural factors influence consumer spending behavior.