Legal and Illegal North American Cannabis Sales Outpace Starbucks, McDonald’s in 2016

Total combined sales for legal and illegal cannabis sales in North America reached $53.3 billion last year, more than Starbucks and McDonald’s combined, according to Arcview Market Research figures outlined by Business Insider. Illegal sales made up 87 percent of total cannabis sales in 2016, down from 90 percent the year prior. The legal market gained 30 percent from 2015, earning $6.7 billion in North America last year.