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Understanding the CBD Consumer

The popularity of CBD products has exploded in the U.S. in recent years, with sales in the U.S. cannabis dispensary channel alone rising from $8.4 million in May 2016 to $56.9 million in May 2020. And hemp-derived CBD products, containing less than 0.3% THC, are increasingly available via general retail […]

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Beyond THC: The Cannabinoid Renaissance

The legal cannabis market has exploded in recent years, with sales in the U.S. reaching an estimated $12.4 billion in 2019, forecast to rise to $31 billion by 2024. The market for cannabidiol (CBD) has also grown rapidly, with U.S. sales totaling $2.6 billion in 2019, on track to reach […]

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MJ Unpacked Virtual Summit: California

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 […]

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A New Generation of Craft Beverage Alcohol

Whether driven by the desire to try new, exciting brands or the increased focus on local companies, the beverage alcohol market has seen the craft segment command a growing share of consumers’ dollar spends. Adding another layer to this market has been the growing state legalization of cannabis-infused alcoholic beverages. […]

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MJ Unpacked Virtual Summit: Colorado

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 […]

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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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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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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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BDS Analytics’ Top 5: Exercise and Cannabis

Top 5 BDS Analytics

To some, cannabis and exercise may seem like an unlikely pairing. But those in the know understand that cannabis in its various forms can serve as a great pre, during, or post-workout supplement. These Top 5 insights from BDS Analytics counter the “lazy stoner” stereotype and show that cannabis often […]

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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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