Let’s play a little game – where do you think that marijuana smokers go most often when they’re looking for a tasty snack?
The answer, according to a joint study Green Market Research and Consumer Research Around Cannabis, is that almost half of all weed smokers head to the same familiar locale to get their fix when they’re suffering from the munchies.
If doesn’t take a genius to guess where they might go – it’s McDonald’s, of course. The Golden Arches are a perfect solution to the modern issue of needing a quick pick-me-up while enjoying the brain-altering effects of a popular drug.
There are a lot of jokes to be made here, of course. We could suggest that marijuana fans are keeping McDonald’s in business, because no sober person would want to go near the restaurant chain. Or we could note that apparently, the real “Happy Meal” is one that you smoke on the way through the drive thru.
Either way, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why McDonald’s has started serving breakfast all around the clock. It’s not good business to put off customers who are hungry for a McMuffin but who are invariably going to be late for the 11am cut-off time by about twelve to fifteen hours.
43% of weed smokers polled prefer to head to McDonald’s to cure their munchies, but there are other options. The second most popular choice is Taco Bell – 18% of smokers would rather grab a pretend Mexican meal than anything sold by a scary clown.
Wendy’s and Burger King tie with 17% of the vote, while Subway is a choice for the health-conscious weed smoker, and KFC appeals to most of the rest.
There’s no denying the fact that McDonald’s does cater pretty perfectly to the heavily intoxicated – it’s cheap, available in plenty of locations, and stays open later than most sane restaurant owners would probably like.
So the next time you’re wondering what quick and nasty meal to grab at 2am, bear in mind the locale clientele at your nearest McDonald’s, and decide for yourself whether second-hand Mary Jane smoke is going to be a bonus that’ll enhance your dining experience.