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Top 10 Ways People Are Consuming Cannabis in 2019

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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 Are as Popular as Ever

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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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BDS Analytics’ Top 5 Insights: The Impact of Cannabis on the OTC and Prescription Drug Channels

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As more U.S. states move towards legalization, cannabis consumers are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to address medical needs through the available products at their local dispensaries. Though medical cannabis is generally not covered by most U.S. insurance plans, trends indicate increased use of cannabis as an alternative to more traditional forms of medication. […]

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Will Global Legal Cannabis Spending Exceed $40 Billion by 2024?

Consumer spending on legal cannabis worldwide reached $10.9 billion in 2018. This number is especially significant considering the variables at play: the California market transition from lightly regulated medical-only to fully regulated adult-use; the maturation of first-in, adult-use markets in Colorado and Washington; and the lackluster rollout of legal adult-use cannabis in Canada. As legalization […]

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The $20 Billion CBD Race

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Whether or not you keep up with the cannabis industry, you’ve likely heard the term “CBD” recently. Seemingly overnight, CBD is appearing everywhere from beauty product lines to burger joints. As it turns out, there’s legitimate reasoning behind “today’s” latest hype. Cannabidiol, more commonly known as “CBD,” is one of over a hundred naturally occurring […]

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4/20 is Coming

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The holiday always stokes robust sales. But this year’s 4/20? It’s gonna be big. We anticipate more than $100 million in sales on pot’s big day, making it the largest day of sales since dispensaries first started selling cannabis legally. The history-making sales projection revolves in part around the thousands of dispensaries now open nationwide. […]

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A More Conservative View of Canadian Cannabis Market Growth

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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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Pharmaceutical Versus Dispensary Cannabinoids Competition

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Epidiolex Approval Queues Up Pharmaceutical Versus Dispensary Cannabinoids Competition Pharmaceutical cannabinoids have been around since the 1980s in synthetic or semi-synthetic form for the treatment of nausea related to cancer, and anorexia related to both cancer and AIDS. The FDA approved GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex in 2018 marking the first time that the US federal government […]

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Welcome to the East Coast: Three Takeaways From the 2019 Seed to Sale Show

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Welcome to the East Coast: Three Takeaways From the 2019 Seed to Sale Show This year, the NCIA Seed to Sale Show moved from West to East. The third annual event, historically held in Denver, took place in Boston last week and drew a crowd of exhibitors and attendees eager to participate in the Eastern […]

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