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State officials calculating anticipated consumption in legal pot market

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SEATTLE — The state of Washington is counting on the average marijuana user to smoke a joint every three days.

Under the state’s consumption estimate for a legal pot market, the math breaks down to 80 million joints, or the equivalent in pot, smoked by roughly 650,000 adults every year. That’s 123 joints per user annually.

The state’s consumption estimate is important because it drives licensing for pot production, including the number of growers and the size of their operations.…

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