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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 […]

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Will Global Legal Cannabis Spending Exceed $40 Billion by 2024?

Consumer spending on legal cannabis worldwide reached $10.9 billion in 2018. This number is especially significant considering the variables at play: the California market transition from lightly regulated medical-only to fully regulated adult-use; the maturation of first-in, adult-use markets in Colorado and Washington; and the lackluster rollout of legal adult-use […]

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What Was Hot in Pot in 2018: Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends

Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends of 2018 - BDS Analytics

When Colorado kicked-off legal adult-use cannabis sales in the United States in 2014, unbranded flower fully dominated the marketplace, capturing more than 60 percent of all sales. Concentrates, edibles and topicals were far behind. Five years later, multiple states enjoy legalized adult-use cannabis sales, including the most populous state in […]

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A Budding Romance: Cannabis Lovers Embrace Valentine’s Day

A Budding Romance: Cannabis Lovers Embrace Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day means chocolate and flowers for most of America — including couples in cannabis-friendly states. Only instead of red roses, the flower might be an eighth of Rose Bud, an indica-heavy hybrid with a floral aroma. And the chocolate? A bar of dark chocolate speckled with violet petals […]

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It Might Not Get You Buzzed (On Its Own), But Consumers Are High on CBD

It Might Not Get You Buzzed On Its Own, But Consumers are High on CBD | BDS Analytics

  Prior to waves of cannabis legalization in different states, few people knew a thing about CBD. An acronym for Central Business District, or Convention on Biological Diversity? But now stores line shelves with CBD, online shops ship bottles of it around the world, and CBD gets featured in the […]

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Cannabis Consumers are Happy Campers!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cannabis Consumers Are Happy Campers Cannabis Wellness Trends™ Public support for cannabis legalization is stronger today than ever before, yet the “stoner” stereotype — apathetic, unsuccessful, flaky — persists. But not, we believe, for much longer. Cannabis consumers, it turns out, are among the most well-adjusted and […]

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Cannabis Consumers are Happy Campers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cannabis Consumers Are Happy Campers Cannabis Wellness Trends™ Public support for cannabis legalization is stronger today than ever before, yet the “stoner” stereotype — apathetic, unsuccessful, flaky — persists. But not, we believe, for much longer. Cannabis consumers, it turns out, are among the most well-adjusted and […]

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From Cannabis Business Executive: “It’s tea time for the cannabis market”

May 8, 2017 by Doug Brown | Cannabis Business Executive Cannabis with your cup of tea? Increasingly, consumers are saying, “Yes, please.” Cannabis-infused tea drinks are hot in the marketplace, and the thirst for pot tea is a fairly new phenomenon. According to data from BDS Analytics, a leading source of […]

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From AdvertisingAge: “It’s Like IRI or NPD for Weed: Marijuana Gets Classic CPG-Like Market Research”

By Kate Kaye. Published on May 10, 2017 The legal cannabis market is hotboxed with THC-infused candies, calming and energizing beverages and other products that, without the marijuana injection, would seem a lot like the stuff of mainstream packaged goods. But when companies the growing industry need fusty old data, […]

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4/20: Which Weekend (Before or After) is the Biggie?

We saw it last year for our big national holiday, and it visits us again (to a lesser extent) this year: 4/20 falls in the middle of the week (on Thursday). Sales on 4/20 itself, of course, are a big deal to the industry — last year Colorado consumers spent […]

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