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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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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Top 5 BDS Analytics

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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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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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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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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