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Cannabis Retail Opportunities Abound

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 […]

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BDS Analytics’ Top 5: Exercise and Cannabis

Top 5 BDS Analytics

To some, cannabis and exercise may seem like an unlikely pairing. But those in the know understand that cannabis in its various forms can serve as a great pre, during, or post-workout supplement. These Top 5 insights from BDS Analytics counter the “lazy stoner” stereotype and show that cannabis often […]

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CBD: Cannabidiol Breaks Out of the Legal Dispensary Channel

The latest Cannabis Intelligence Briefing from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics: CBD: Cannabidiol Escapes the Dispensary details CBD’s move from legal cannabis dispensaries to the general retail market. At present, the bulk (65%) of the $1.9 billion in annual spending on CBD products in the U.S. takes place through licensed […]

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4/20 is Coming

4/20 BDS Analytics

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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Pre-Rolls Rising and Falling

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 […]

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From Vocativ: Tampons, Lip Balm, Cocoa: Startups Cultivate Female Cannabis Lifestyle

As weed loses its stoner stigma, women could become the gatekeepers of a more mainstream cannabis culture By Charisa Ramirez | April 20, 2017 | When Diane Czarkowski, 50, is ready to relax at the end of a long day, she uses cannabis to take off the edge in […]

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420 Special Webinar – Optimize Sales for your Dispensary or Brand – April 13th, 2017 – 12-1 PST

BDS Analytics Free Webinar When Christmas Comes in April… How to Optimize 420 Sales for Your Dispensary or Brand Thursday, April 13th, 1-2pm MT, 12-1pm PST Are you ready for the upcoming 420 holiday? Will you have the right products stocked at the right time and at the right price? […]

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‘In the Weeds” Episode 5: Cannabis Consumer Research Study – Featuring Linda Gilbert, Director of Consumer Research for BDS Analytics

  On today’s show we yak with Linda Gilbert, Director of Cannabis Consumer Research at BDS Analytics. BDS Analytics Consumer Insights offers the only statistically significant detailed consumer survey in the cannabis industry.  Listen to the latest podcast here. About Linda Gilbert Linda Gilbert is a renowned consumer market researcher. Linda specializes in wellness, nutrition and sustainability […]

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‘In the Weeds” Episode 4: Mood Matters – Featuring Charles Jones, Founder of Lucid Mood

On today’s show we yak with Jesce Horton, Founder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA.) The MCBA advocates on behalf of minorities in the cannabis industry. Today Jesce tells us about MCBA’s new record expungement initiative, developed in partnership with with renowned cannabis brand Marley Natural. Listen to the latest […]

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