Americans spent nearly 5 times more on pot than on girl scout cookies last year

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Legal Marijuana Sales Grow and Grow

Check out how the legal marijuana industry's sales stack up against those of well-known food and drink brands.

The legal marijuana industry brought in more than $5.4 billion last year, surpassing sales of some of the best-loved food and drink brands, including Dasani water and Twizzlers. Below, check out an infographic from the research firm Statista that compares pot sales in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C. with sales of various packaged goods. Side by side, it looks as though the popular cannabis strain known as "Girl Scout Cookies" may be an even bigger hit than Samoas and Thin Mints.

Infographic: America's 2015 Marijuana Sales In Context  | Statista
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Americans spent nearly 5 times more on pot than on girl scout cookies last year
Marijuana muffins are seen during a march for the legalization of cannabis in Santiago, on May 18, 2013, as part of the 2013 Global Marijuana March which is being held in hundreds of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
LAYTONVILLE, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: Samples of brownies with marijuana await participants on December 11, 2010 in the vending area of the 7th annual Emerauld Cup in Area 101 (name after nearby Highway 101), a new age center where the 7th annual Emerauld Cup is being held. The Oscars of the marijuana world, the Emerald Cup bestows honors on the best medecinal marijuana grown outside (indoor marijuana is not accepted) in the region known as the Emerald Triangle (Mendocino, Humbold and Trinity County), reputed to be the best in the world. 110 growers presented 136 strands, judged on four criterias: appearance, taste, aroma, and potency. A thousand participants attended the festival. Located about four hours north of San Francisco in deeply fotested areas, and bestowed with perfect growing conditions, the Emerald Triangle has become the marijuana capital of the U.S.. Made legal by the Compassionate Use Act, the Emerald Triangle's medecinal marijuana culture generates over 14 billion dollars annualy, about two third of the counties' revenue (photo Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images).
LAYTONVILLE, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: Chocolate bar with marijuana await participants on December 11, 2010 in the vending area of the 7th annual Emerauld Cup in Area 101 (name after nearby Highway 101), a new age center where the 7th annual Emerauld Cup is being held. The Oscars of the marijuana world, the Emerald Cup bestows honors on the best medecinal marijuana grown outside (indoor marijuana is not accepted) in the region known as the Emerald Triangle (Mendocino, Humbold and Trinity County), reputed to be the best in the world. 110 growers presented 136 strands, judged on four criterias: appearance, taste, aroma, and potency. A thousand participants attended the festival. Located about four hours north of San Francisco in deeply fotested areas, and bestowed with perfect growing conditions, the Emerald Triangle has become the marijuana capital of the U.S.. Made legal by the Compassionate Use Act, the Emerald Triangle's medecinal marijuana culture generates over 14 billion dollars annualy, about two third of the counties' revenue (photo Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images).
ASPEN, CO - APRIL 18: Marijuana-infused cookies called 'Medibles' are displayed at the Cannabis Crown 2010 expo April 18, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado. Cannabis Crown 2010 is hosting hundreds of marijuana-industry vendors and thousands of marijuana users in two hotels in the resort town of Aspen, as well as holding a hemp fashion show and a marijuana-quality judging. Colorado, one of 14 states to allow use of medical marijuana, has experienced an explosion in marijuana dispensaries, trade shows and related businesses in the last year as marijuana use becomes more mainstream. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: A baked food made of marijuana is seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries and to order them to close or face legal action. The council also voted to instruct staff to draw up a separate ordinance for consideration in about three months that might allow dispensaries that existed before a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries to continue to operate. It is estimated that Los Angeles has about one thousand such facilities. The ban does not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. The state Supreme Court is expected to consider ruling on whether cities can regulate and ban dispensaries. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Employees restock edibles at Denver Kush Club in Denver, Colorado on January 1, 2014. The first legal sales of marijuana in the world took place in Colorado on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
View of marijuana cupcakes for sale during a march for its decriminalization at Mayo square, in Buenos Aires, on May 4, 2013, in the framework of the Marijuana World Day. AFP PHOTO / Alejandro PAGNI (Photo credit should read ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)
Various sauces made with medical marijuana sit on display at Palliative Health Center in San Jose, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. The dispensary, which provides monthly classes on cooking with marijuana-infused products, draws tech workers from employers including Adobe Systems Inc., EBay Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Applied Materials Inc., according to Ernie Arreola, the assistant manager. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An instant brownie mix by Blazin' Brownies sits on display during the Champs Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Champs is a business-to-business expo for distributors of smoking-related paraphernalia. Photographer: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: Gummy candy stars made of marijuana are seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries and to order them to close or face legal action. The council also voted to instruct staff to draw up a separate ordinance for consideration in about three months that might allow dispensaries that existed before a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries to continue to operate. It is estimated that Los Angeles has about one thousand such facilities. The ban does not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. The state Supreme Court is expected to consider ruling on whether cities can regulate and ban dispensaries. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Individually-packaged and labeled products offered by Ganja Gourmet in Denver, Colorado, include marijuana-infused baked goods, such as this almond horseshoe, seen here in the business's retail space on April 17, 2013. (Dustin Bradford/MCT via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO. - DECEMBER 04: Mountain High Suckers are infused edibles sold at 3-D Denver Discreet Dispensary in Denver, CO December 04, 2013. (Photo By Craig F. Walker / The Denver Post)
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