Cannabis consumers love Blue Dream, the sativa-dominant hybrid known for its ability to foster a Zen-like balance of full-body relaxation with cerebral stimulation. Enthusiasm for Blue Dream has made it No. 1 among more than 12,000 strains tracked by BDS Analytics in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California. Sales have mostly dominated in Washington since the…

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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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Sales of cannabis fluctuate throughout the year across Colorado, Washington and Oregon, with individual days, like Fridays, serving as most weeks’ sales summits, and holidays like July 4 and of course 4/20 boosting cannabis sales significantly. But while 4/20 receives most of the attention — and indeed, the day itself last year was the biggest…

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The dispensary marketplace is a lively bazaar, with established brands and entrepreneurs every day coming up with new products — everything from chewing gums to nasal sprays to CBD-packed concentrates and massage lotions. But the wide range of commercial innovations remain dwarfed, in terms of sales dollars and volume, by the thing that got this…

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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 $7.47 million on 4/20, making…

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  Sales of topical cannabis products grew rapidly in Colorado, Washington and Oregon during 2016, rising from $14.42 million in 2015 to $26.39 million last year. That year-to-year 83 percent boost in dollar sales is impressive, although the topicals market remains a relatively small slice of the $2.33 billion cannabis pie (mmm … cannabis pie).…

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During January of 2016, vape pens were on a healthy roll in Colorado. Sales had more than doubled compared to January of 2015, rising from $1.93 million during the month in 2015 to $5 million a year later. During the same period, the market share for vape pens had ballooned from 16 percent to 25 percent.…

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