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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 […]

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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 […]

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When It Comes to Slurping Sativa, Some Like It Hot

When It Comes to Slurping Sativa, Some Like It Hot | BDS Analytics

Who says “cheers” before taking a hit of cannabis? Lovers of pot beverages, that’s who. Sipping – rather than inhaling, chewing or slathering cannabis – remains a relatively niche activity. The cannabis beverage market captured 6 percent of the $543.3 million edibles market in CO, WA, OR and CA between […]

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Potent Changes to California’s Cannabis Laws

With the turn of the new year, California’s cannabis market has undergone massive changes. As adult-use sales for cannabis begin, the industry is transitioning from following loose, unregulated practices to following a strict set of state regulatory demands set by the Bureau of Cannabis Control. So far in BDS Analytics’ […]

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The First Day of the First Year

The first day of January was an important one for the California cannabis shops that managed to cut through local and state red tape before the end of 2017 to begin selling products on New Year’s Day to any adult looking to purchase them. Fewer than a hundred stores statewide […]

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4/20: Which Weekend (Before or After) is the Biggie?

We saw it last year for our big national holiday, and it visits us again (to a lesser extent) this year: 4/20 falls in the middle of the week (on Thursday). Sales on 4/20 itself, of course, are a big deal to the industry — last year Colorado consumers spent […]

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Cannabis Balms are the Bomb

  Sales of topical cannabis products grew rapidly in Colorado, Washington and Oregon during 2016, rising from $14.42 million in 2015 to $26.39 million last year. That year-to-year 83 percent boost in dollar sales is impressive, although the topicals market remains a relatively small slice of the $2.33 billion cannabis […]

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