2019 Cannabis Sales

Worldwide sales of legal cannabis re-accelerated in 2019, growing nearly 46% to almost $15 billion. The increase represents the largest yearly sales gain since Colorado launched adult-use sales in January, 2014. The growth is further magnified when compared to 2018, which only saw 17% growth.   An in-depth analysis of global markets, as well as…

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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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BDS Analytics California: Lessons from the World's Largest Cannabis Market

Inspired by the Cannabis Intelligence Briefing Series Report: California: Lessons from the World’s Largest Cannabis Market Analysis of the emerging California adult-use market, detailed in the new Cannabis Intelligence Briefing by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics: “California: Lessons from the World’s Largest Cannabis Market”, tells the story of the Golden State’s transition from a…

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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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Sales of cannabis fluctuate throughout the year across Colorado, Washington and Oregon, with individual days, like Fridays, serving as most weeks’ sales summits, and holidays like July 4 and of course 4/20 boosting cannabis sales significantly. But while 4/20 receives most of the attention — and indeed, the day itself last year was the biggest…

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