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Colorado vs California – The Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape: CO vs. CA | BDS Analytics

A heavyweight battle. January-June, 2018. Two superstars itching to jump into the preverbal cannabis ring. But first, we need to size up our competitors. Were the battle based entirely on brawn, the fight would end before it began. California today is the largest market in the world for legal cannabis sales, and no jurisdiction on […]

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Arizona Cannabis – A Legal Market Like No Other

Arizona Cannabis

Colorado’s regulatory experience with legal cannabis has been ploddingly sensible and ordered — the Centennial State is the Switzerland of weed-friendly jurisdictions. California’s long pot journey — the first in the nation with legal medical cannabis, and now the largest adult-use market in the world — has been more like Italy: chaotic, operatic, hazy rules, […]

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Flower, Where Have You Gone?

Picture of marijuana flower in retail

The recently launched industry intelligence publication, The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, 6th Edition, points out in its sweeping analysis of worldwide cannabis markets one trend that is likely to continue — the slow, but inexorable decline of flower’s reign on legal retail. When adult-use sales began in Colorado, on January 1, 2014, flower immediately dominated. By […]

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America’s Own Homegrown Industry

Cannabis industry jobs

It all begins with the humble plant. The fastest-growing industry in the United States relies 100 percent upon the simple cultivation and harvesting of one plant, cannabis sativa — its buds, its leaves, and the diversity of organic compounds the plant provides, including THC. If the plant is grown indoors, as is most legal cannabis […]

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What’s Hot in Pot Retail

What's Hot in Pot 2018 - Cannabis Trends

Summer 2018 will bring more than warmer temperatures — the season will also turn up the heat on the cannabis market. As Colorado and Washington enter their fifth summer of legal recreational cannabis sales, and California prepares for its first, it is time to examine What’s Hot in Pot(TM).   Let’s consider what already is […]

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California’s Race to the Pot of Green Gold

Cannabis Pot of Gold

California’s Race to the Pot of Green Gold The world’s biggest legal cannabis marketplace opened for business on January 1 of this year, giving everybody 21 or older the opportunity to buy eighths of OG Kush, vapes, taffy and an extravagant array of other marijuana products.   Many Californians already had been enjoying legal cannabis, […]

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California Out Of The (Golden) Gate: A Green Tide

California Out Of The (Golden) Gate: A Green Tide | BDS Analytics

The path towards California’s cannabis pot of gold may be lined in green — moolah and ganja. But the legal commercial ferment could even be more effervescent – the pot of gold that much heavier – if not for regulations and taxes. That’s the conclusion of California: The Golden Opportunity?, a close analysis of the […]

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How in the World Will People Consume $57 Billion Worth of Legal Cannabis?

How in the World Will People Consume 57 Billion Worth of Legal Cannabis

How in the World Will People Consume $57 Billion Worth of Legal Cannabis? Every Which Way They Can Imagine! Cannabis sales in North America are growing faster than any fairy tale beanstalk, and with full legalization poised for July of this year in Canada, the continent is by far the most fertile ground in the […]

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