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Top 5 Insights: Independence Day

Independence Day and cannabis go hand-in-hand: “daytime fun” and well as “celebrating special events” are top occasions for cannabis consumption. Cannabis sales spiked in the days surrounding the July 4th holiday in 2019, increasing 31% between July 1-3, and 21% between July 4-6. Although inhalable products – flower and concentrates – comprised the majority of […]

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BDSA Becomes Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis

BOULDER, CO and TORONTO, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ – BDSA (formerly BDS Analytics), the leader in comprehensive, accurate and actionable cannabis market intelligence and consumer research, announced today they have become the Official Insights Partner of Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis is the preeminent B2B cannabis media platform in Canada. As the Official Insights Partner, BDSA will provide Business of Cannabis with unique […]

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BDSA Launches Illinois Retail Sales Tracking

BOULDER, Colo. — May 5, 2020 —BDSA (formerly BDS Analytics), the leader in comprehensive, accurate and actionable cannabis market intelligence and consumer research, announced today that Illinois retail cannabis sales exceeded $188 million in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting adult-use sales of $109.96 million and medical sales of $78.2 million. This year’s sales are […]

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A Cannabis Holiday In Question: How Will The COVID-19 Crisis Impact Cannabis Business On 4/20?

The COVID-19 public health crisis reset societies around the globe in just a few short months. With more than 150,000 deaths as of this writing, per the Johns Hopkins coronavirus resource center, no aspect of our lives remains untouched. The Easter and Passover holidays were forced online and over 22 million Americans have lost their […]

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COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Cannabis Markets

State Status This page will be updated as new information becomes available. As Americans endure another week under the restrictions set by  government bodies as a result of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, many businesses have been forced to address their “essential” status, forcing many to temporarily close or adjust operations. While most adult-use legal cannabis […]

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How Will “Cannabis 2.0” Affect the Legal Canadian Market?

Canada Map BDS Analytics

As part of our partnership with ACCRES, BDS Analytics’ President and Co-Founder, Liz Stahura, recently presented a Cannabis 2.0 webinar for Canadian Retailers. Here are our Top Five takeaways:   There’s a lot to be learned from the U.S. markets. Canada may have been first when it comes to federal legalization, but Canadian retailers still […]

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2019 Was a Big Year for Legal Cannabis

2019 Cannabis Sales

Worldwide sales of legal cannabis re-accelerated in 2019, growing nearly 46% to almost $15 billion. The increase represents the largest yearly sales gain since Colorado launched adult-use sales in January, 2014. The growth is further magnified when compared to 2018, which only saw 17% growth.   An in-depth analysis of global markets, as well as […]

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Top Questions Coming Out of 2019 MJBizCon

Like many exhibitors and presenters at MJBizCon, we came away from the event invigorated by the hundreds of conversations we had with current & prospective clients. The exhibition floor was bustling, and the questions posed to us throughout the 3-day event certainly reaffirms what we already know: the industry is GROWING – but the where, […]

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Due-Diligence Is Key for Betting on Cannabis in Nevada

Nevada and cannabis

The Nevada cannabis market is unique among states with legal recreational cannabis regimes. The role of tourism plays a big role in shaping retail trends. The concentration of sales in urban centers stands apart. And the state’s regulatory framework offers benefits and challenges for cannabis companies and investors. Since July of 2017, when adult-use sales […]

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