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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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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Pre-rolled joints experienced huge growth during 2016, with sales of $158 million between Colorado, Washington and Oregon, representing growth of 149 percent compared to 2015. In Colorado, sales were up by 61 percent, in Washington by 278 percent and in Oregon by a jaw-dropping 282 percent. But so far, at least, 2017 is not turning…

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  Today on ‘In the Weeds’ visit the frontier of cannabis promotion. Modern rock act, “Portugal. The Man” has teamed up with international ad agency Wieden + Kennedy and Oregon-based cannabis grower HiFi Farms to release “Feel It Still,” a custom, packaged pre-roll blend designed to pair with the band’s new single. The cannabis blend will…

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Original article from Forbes by Debra Borchardt | Jan. 3, 2017 North American marijuana sales grew by an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion as the legal market expands in the U.S. and Canada according to a new report by Arcview Market Research. U.S. sales alone were $5.86 billion. North American sales are projected…

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