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Top 5 Insights: Independence Day

Independence Day and cannabis go hand-in-hand: “daytime fun” and well as “celebrating special events” are top occasions for cannabis consumption. Cannabis sales spiked in the days surrounding the July 4th holiday in 2019, increasing 31% between July 1-3, and 21% between July 4-6. Although inhalable products – flower and concentrates […]

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BDSA Launches Illinois Retail Sales Tracking

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 […]

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A Cannabis Holiday In Question: How Will The COVID-19 Crisis Impact Cannabis Business On 4/20?

The COVID-19 public health crisis reset societies around the globe in just a few short months. With more than 150,000 deaths as of this writing, per the Johns Hopkins coronavirus resource center, no aspect of our lives remains untouched. The Easter and Passover holidays were forced online and over 22 […]

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COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Cannabis Markets

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. […]

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Top Questions Coming Out of 2019 MJBizCon

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 […]

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Cannabis Retail Opportunities Abound

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 […]

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CBD: Cannabidiol Breaks Out of the Legal Dispensary Channel

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 […]

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Top 5 Data Insights: Labor Day Weekend Sales

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. […]

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From Vocativ: Tampons, Lip Balm, Cocoa: Startups Cultivate Female Cannabis Lifestyle

As weed loses its stoner stigma, women could become the gatekeepers of a more mainstream cannabis culture By Charisa Ramirez | April 20, 2017 | Vocativ.com When Diane Czarkowski, 50, is ready to relax at the end of a long day, she uses cannabis to take off the edge in […]

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