Recent passage of multiple marijuana initiatives, one of which approved in-restaurant cannabis consumption for Denver, might some day lead to a revenue windfall for operators. But near-term, we're going to find out whether pot-using patrons will continue to purchase alcoholic beverages as before. Some U.S. alcohol producers are worried they won't; eye-opening statistics from Washington State suggest those concerns could be real.
Legalized marijuana could dilute drinks sales
Figures from Washington State suggest impact of cannabis availability on spirits consumption