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 projected…

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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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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 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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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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social consumption setting

How many products contain cannabis? Hundreds. Flower – of course – and pre-rolls. Vape pens and concentrates like shatter and Live Resin. Creams and massage oils. Chocolate chip cookies, coffee sodas, pills, strawberry taffy, powders for adding to hot tea or cold juice. Companies are rolling out myriad new products in pot-friendly states every week…

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gummies cannabis

Cannabis Ingestibles cover a lot of ground, including everything from pills to slices of pie to bottles of THC-infused cold-brewed coffee. But one style of ingestible dominates the market: the gummy. During the first four months of 2019, 17 of the top 20 selling ingestible products in California, Colorado and Oregon were gummies. During the…

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Cannabis pharmaceutical BDS Analytics

As more U.S. states move towards legalization, cannabis consumers are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to address medical needs through the available products at their local dispensaries. Though medical cannabis is generally not covered by most U.S. insurance plans, trends indicate increased use of cannabis as an alternative to more traditional forms of medication.…

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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 cannabis in Canada. As legalization…

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CBD Products

Whether or not you keep up with the cannabis industry, you’ve likely heard the term “CBD” recently. Seemingly overnight, CBD is appearing everywhere from beauty product lines to burger joints. As it turns out, there’s legitimate reasoning behind “today’s” latest hype. Cannabidiol, more commonly known as “CBD,” is one of over a hundred naturally occurring…

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