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October 4, 2021

Q3 2021 M&A Highlights: Who’s Moving in US Cannabis and Why?

2021 has been a moonshot year for cannabis so far, driven by new markets coming online, existing markets continuing to exceed...

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October 2, 2021

After Pandemic Hiatus, Hall of Flowers Returns with a Bang… and a Cloud of Smoke

After a year of virtual events and conferences because of the pandemic, in-person cannabis industry events are back! On September 22-23,...

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September 30, 2021

The Rise of Legal Cannabis as a Consumer Packaged Good

This blog post was written by IRI, see the original blog post here. The market for cannabis continues to be a...

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September 17, 2021

Quality In, Quality Out: A BDSA and IRI Comparison of Premium Product Trends across Mainstream CPG and Cannabis Packaged Goods

I had the chance to connect with BDSA’s partner in crime at IRI, Larry Levin, EVP Consumer and Shopper Marketing. In...

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September 3, 2021

Controversial Statement Alert: Most Cannabis Consumers Could be Classified as Stoners (based on consumption frequency and behavior)

A BDSA response to a recent MJ Brand Insights piece:  While brands producing lower-THC products for the microdose consumer have...

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July 28, 2021

Five Cannabis Beverage Brands to Watch

For many of us, cannabis, and cannabis beverages in particular, play a major role in summer or warm weather fun. On...

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July 8, 2021

Solventless Cannabis: Beyond the Dab Rig

Some in the industry may claim that solventless cannabis products are the choice product of a niche group of cannabis consumers…maybe...

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June 9, 2021

Gearing Up for a Summer Outdoors!

With more people vaccinated and ready to have a good time, many are looking forward to getting back to concerts, festivals,...

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May 26, 2021

Five Non-Gummie Edible Brands to Watch in 2021

As the US edibles market has grown in sales and maturity, we all have acknowledged gummies rising to the top as...

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May 5, 2021

How New Adult-Use Markets Accelerate the Expansion of Legal Cannabis

So far this year, Virginia, New York, and New Mexico have legalized adult-use sales, bringing the total of states with adult-use...

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April 15, 2021


BDSA estimates that total legal cannabis spending in Canada reached more than $2.6 billion in 2020, based on BDSA’s Canadian retail...

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April 8, 2021

Using Basket Analysis to Win in Store

A high-level understanding of cannabis markets is key for any business looking to succeed in the industry. But as legal markets...

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