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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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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Arizona Cannabis

Colorado’s regulatory experience with legal cannabis has been ploddingly sensible and ordered — the Centennial State is the Switzerland of weed-friendly jurisdictions. California’s long pot journey — the first in the nation with legal medical cannabis, and now the largest adult-use market in the world — has been more like Italy: chaotic, operatic, hazy rules,…

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When It Comes to Slurping Sativa, Some Like It Hot | BDS Analytics

Who says “cheers” before taking a hit of cannabis? Lovers of pot beverages, that’s who. Sipping – rather than inhaling, chewing or slathering cannabis – remains a relatively niche activity. The cannabis beverage market captured 6 percent of the $543.3 million edibles market in CO, WA, OR and CA between January and October of 2017,…

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Consumer Insights Team to Present at Future Quirk's Events | BDS Analytics

Our Consumer Insights team led by Linda Gilbert and Jessica Lukas will be presenting at The Quirk’s Event in Irvine Jan. 30-31. Those interested in attending can take advantage of a special 20% off discount code: SAVE20. Additionally, Linda and Jessica will be presenting at The Quirk’s Event in Brooklyn, Feb. 27-28. For more info…

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The day was going to come, and why not the week California legalized cannabis sales to all adults? The January 4th news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to rescind the Cole Memo calls the question for President Trump and Congressional Republicans:  Are they truly the party of economic growth and opportunity? With most Democrats…

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With the turn of the new year, California’s cannabis market has undergone massive changes. As adult-use sales for cannabis begin, the industry is transitioning from following loose, unregulated practices to following a strict set of state regulatory demands set by the Bureau of Cannabis Control. So far in BDS Analytics’ man-on-the-street project of visiting and…

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The first day of January was an important one for the California cannabis shops that managed to cut through local and state red tape before the end of 2017 to begin selling products on New Year’s Day to any adult looking to purchase them. Fewer than a hundred stores statewide were ready to go on…

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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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