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People in states where marijuana is legal are eating more cookies and ice cream

Here’s something getting a nice high from recreational marijuana: snack food sales.

Potato chip, cookie and ice cream sales all increased in Colorado, Oregon and Washington as recreational marijuana became legal in those states, according to a new study.

Specifically, chip sales increased 5.3%, while cookie sales climbed 4.1% and ice cream purchases increased 3.1% in the aftermath of legalization, professors from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University determined using monthly retail scanner data from 2006 to 2016.

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“The increase in sales starts at the time of the legislation becomes effective,” said the findings, published in Social Science Research Network.

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