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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As cannabis products and delivery systems continue to evolve, infused beverages are rapidly moving to the forefront– most recently marked by the announced partnership between Arizona Beverages and Dixie Brands. As of September 1, 2019, BDS Analytics market data reports 107 beverage brands in the legal dispensary channel (up from 69 in Q2 of 2018)…

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4/20 BDS Analytics

The holiday always stokes robust sales. But this year’s 4/20? It’s gonna be big. We anticipate more than $100 million in sales on pot’s big day, making it the largest day of sales since dispensaries first started selling cannabis legally. The history-making sales projection revolves in part around the thousands of dispensaries now open nationwide.…

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2018 Cannabis Industry Highlights in 2018: The Ups & Downs of Legalization

The worldwide legal cannabis industry saw massive changes in 2018, as detailed in the 2019 Update to “The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, 6th Edition” (SOLMM6), published January 15, 2019. We had in that original report forecast the market to hit $12.9 billion; but, in the final reckoning of the year, re-estimated spending to only…

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January 1, 2018 marks an historic occasion for the cannabis industry: the start of legal adult-use sales in California. Since a substantial number of BDS Analytics employees live in California, we decided to get out on the streets and talk to consumers and industry players about it, and report it in near real time here.…

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  Dispensaries have come a long way since Colorado opened its first recreational cannabis shop in January of 2014. Back then, the vast majority of sales were flower, and shop interiors often felt more like pawn shops than retail oases. Things have changed dramatically. A wild diversity of professionally branded products now line shelves —…

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Pre-rolled joints experienced huge growth during 2016, with sales of $158 million between Colorado, Washington and Oregon, representing growth of 149 percent compared to 2015. In Colorado, sales were up by 61 percent, in Washington by 278 percent and in Oregon by a jaw-dropping 282 percent. But so far, at least, 2017 is not turning…

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By Doug Brown | June 12, 2017 | For Cannabis Business Executive Fresh data from Oregon shows that April, which has become a spectacle of cannabis promotions and parties due to 4/20, did not become a behemoth sales month in the Beaver State. Cannabis consumers dropped $34.6 million on cannabis in April in Oregon, representing…

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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 successful of American adults, based…

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