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…

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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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Like many exhibitors and presenters at MJBizCon, we came away from the event invigorated by the hundreds of conversations we had with current & prospective clients. The exhibition floor was bustling, and the questions posed to us throughout the 3-day event certainly reaffirms what we already know: the industry is GROWING – but the where,…

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Cannabis Retail BDS Analytics

Cannabis is perhaps the most exciting retail opportunity to hit U.S. markets in decades. The lucrative combination of rapid sales growth, an ever-expanding customer base and government-enforced protection against mass-retail has resulted in a unique market that is unlikely to be replicated anytime soon. For more than a decade, State governments have dictated cannabis legalization,…

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The latest Cannabis Intelligence Briefing from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics: CBD: Cannabidiol Escapes the Dispensary details CBD’s move from legal cannabis dispensaries to the general retail market. At present, the bulk (65%) of the $1.9 billion in annual spending on CBD products in the U.S. takes place through licensed dispensaries in legal cannabis states.…

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Top 5 BDS Analytics

We’re in no rush to say goodbye to summer, but, as we head into Labor Day weekend, let’s review how the cannabis industry has fared during Labor Day weekends past and other key summer holiday periods: Labor Day weekend has been a historically big for sales in the dispensary channel. In 2018, sales between Friday…

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  On today’s show we yak with Linda Gilbert, Director of Cannabis Consumer Research at BDS Analytics. BDS Analytics Consumer Insights offers the only statistically significant detailed consumer survey in the cannabis industry.  Listen to the latest podcast here. About Linda Gilbert Linda Gilbert is a renowned consumer market researcher. Linda specializes in wellness, nutrition and sustainability products. She has worked with…

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