MJ Unpacked, in partnership with BDSA, is a series of 3D virtual summits designed exclusively for cannabis retail and brand executives. MJ Unpacked delivers state-market specific actionable intel, best practices, and an exhibit of new products. Collaborate online with your peers to address your unique challenges and ignite innovation that keeps your business moving forward.

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MJ Unpacked, in partnership with BDSA, is a series of 3D virtual summits designed exclusively for cannabis retail and brand executives. MJ Unpacked delivers state-market specific actionable intel, best practices, and an exhibit of new products. Collaborate online with your peers to address your unique challenges and ignite innovation that keeps your business moving forward.…

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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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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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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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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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Canada Legal Spending Chart

Our research on the roll-out of adult-use legalization in Canada, published today in the Cannabis Intelligence Briefing titled Canada Leads the Way on Global Cannabis Legalization, is the first research of its kind. The report models each of the 10 Canadian provinces individually. At a countrywide-level, consumer spending is now forecast to grow from $569…

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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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