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Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

BDS Analytics | Seed to Sale Show 2019

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 […]

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Top 10 Trends in Cannabis for 2019 (Mid-Year Update)

Top 10 Trends in Cannabis for 2019 | BDS Analytics

–Updated August 2019– It’s that time where we look ahead into 2019 to establish this year’s cannabis trends. To jump start the process, we dove deep into last year’s retail sales data. Thanks to our GreenEdge™ platform, we have more than a billion transactions, thousands of products, dozens of categories […]

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What Was Hot in Pot in 2018: Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends

Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends of 2018 - BDS Analytics

When Colorado kicked-off legal adult-use cannabis sales in the United States in 2014, unbranded flower fully dominated the marketplace, capturing more than 60 percent of all sales. Concentrates, edibles and topicals were far behind. Five years later, multiple states enjoy legalized adult-use cannabis sales, including the most populous state in […]

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BDS Analytics’ Top 10 Cannabis Market Trends for 2018 (UPDATED 11/16)

BDS Analytics’ Top 10 Cannabis Market Trends for 2018

Make sure to check out our year-end recap of the Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends. Click to read. Legalization changes everything. And in 2018, legalization of cannabis, both for medical and adult-use is playing a huge role in influencing where the industry is headed – with production, with consumption, and […]

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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).   […]

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A Budding Romance: Cannabis Lovers Embrace Valentine’s Day

A Budding Romance: Cannabis Lovers Embrace Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day means chocolate and flowers for most of America — including couples in cannabis-friendly states. Only instead of red roses, the flower might be an eighth of Rose Bud, an indica-heavy hybrid with a floral aroma. And the chocolate? A bar of dark chocolate speckled with violet petals […]

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