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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: https://mjbrandinsights.com/why-stoner-shouldnt-be-a-dirty-word-and-how-brands-are-courting-high-tolerance-consumers/  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

CANADIAN CANNABIS SPENDING SOARS TO $2.6 BILLION IN 2020

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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April 1, 2021

Adult-use Legalization Spells Huge Opportunity in New York

More than two years after pledging support for cannabis legalization, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a legalization bill Wednesday morning...

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March 5, 2021

Global Cannabis Sales Exceeded $21 Billion in 2020; BDSA Teams Up with Canaccord Genuity to Discuss the Latest Outlook

BDSA’s Chief Executive Officer, Micah Tapman and Vice President of Insights and Analytics, Kelly Nielsen recently joined Canaccord Genuity’s Bobby Burleson...

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February 9, 2021

Arizona Launches Adult-Use Sales in Record Time

With the launch of sales on January 22, 2021, Arizona became the 10th state with adult-use cannabis retail. The state is...

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