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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Canada Legal Spending Chart

Our research on the roll-out of adult-use legalization in Canada, published today in the Cannabis Intelligence Briefing titled Canada Leads the Way on Global Cannabis Legalization, is the first research of its kind. The report models each of the 10 Canadian provinces individually. At a countrywide-level, consumer spending is now forecast to grow from $569…

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pharmaceuticals vs dispensaries | BDS Analytics

Epidiolex Approval Queues Up Pharmaceutical Versus Dispensary Cannabinoids Competition Pharmaceutical cannabinoids have been around since the 1980s in synthetic or semi-synthetic form for the treatment of nausea related to cancer, and anorexia related to both cancer and AIDS. The FDA approved GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex in 2018 marking the first time that the US federal government…

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By the time it drew to a close, California’s first year of legal adult-use cannabis had matured into an industry behemoth. With $2.51 billion in sales during 2018 alone, California is the leading state in the nation, by far, for cannabis sales, eclipsing No. 2 Colorado by 60 percent. It didn’t kick-off the year with…

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Top 10 Trends in Cannabis for 2019 | BDS Analytics

–Updated August 2019– It’s that time where we look ahead into 2019 to establish this year’s cannabis trends. To jump start the process, we dove deep into last year’s retail sales data. Thanks to our GreenEdge™ platform, we have more than a billion transactions, thousands of products, dozens of categories and much more to examine.…

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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 the country, California. And the…

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BDS Analytics’ Top 10 Cannabis Market Trends for 2018

Make sure to check out our year-end recap of the Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends. Click to read. Legalization changes everything. And in 2018, legalization of cannabis, both for medical and adult-use is playing a huge role in influencing where the industry is headed – with production, with consumption, and everything in-between. It transforms cannabis…

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With companies creating everything from sleep-enhancing pills to brownies, butters, carbonated lemon-lime drinks and bags of caramel corn, the edibles marketplace is the most dynamic marketplace within cannabis. It’s not the biggest — that’s flower — nor the fastest-growing – that’s concentrates, but no other large cannabis category competes with edibles’ range of product diversity.…

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Top 10 Cannabis in 2018 - BDS Analytics

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 a myriad of new products in pot-friendly states…

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Picture of marijuana flower in retail

The recently launched industry intelligence publication, The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, 6th Edition, points out in its sweeping analysis of worldwide cannabis markets one trend that is likely to continue — the slow, but inexorable decline of flower’s reign on legal retail. When adult-use sales began in Colorado, on January 1, 2014, flower immediately dominated. By…

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