California Sales Ignite in February, As Vapes, Edibles Keep on Burning

During just the first two months of recreational cannabis in California, sales for all types of cannabis products in the state expanded rapidly, a development probably connected in part to more dispensaries receiving sales licenses. But increased consumer demand, too, plays a role. To wit: January sales reached $143.80 million, […]

Med to Rec Reveals Fresh California Trends

How do Californians prefer to consumer their favorite plant? Prior to recreational legalization, we fully understood where those with medical licenses spent their money. Would full legalization change things? It did. So far, the shifts in consumer preferences between those with medical cards (all sales prior to 2018) and consumers […]

UN Finds That Britain Was The Largest Legal Cannabis Producer in 2016

Britain is the world’s largest producer of legal cannabis, a new report from the United Nations has revealed. Ninety five tonnes of marijuana was produced in the UK in 2016 for medicinal and scientific use, accounting for 44.9 per cent of the world total, its International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) found. The UK is also the […]

Blue Dream Reigns Again in 2017, and So Does Sativa

Cannabis strains fought across 2017 for consumer affection, and people inhaling deeply over aromatic jars and examining buds under big magnifing glasses in dispensaries across Colorado, Oregon and Washington chose their faves with their wallets. And as it has been for several years, cannabis lovers in Colorado crowned Blue Dream […]

Willie Nelson’s Pot Brand Raises $12 Million to Fund Expansion

Celebrities who flaunted their pot smoking for decades when it was taboo are now cashing in on the legal cannabis boom. GCH Inc., a Colorado firm that markets country music legend Willie Nelson’s brand of weed, said on Wednesday that it has raised $12 million to expand beyond its current […]

Coloradans With MMJ Cards Score Bargains

It arrives in pre-rolled joints and by the ounce in plastic containers. It is turned into oil and gets smoked, or is used to saturate gummy bears and brownies. Teas contain it. Salves include it as an ingredient. Pills? It finds its way into capsules, tablets and softgels. Nearly everything […]

Distillate Vape Cartridges Help Boost September Sales

September was good to the cannabis industry in Colorado, with record-high sales of $136.63 million according to cannabis market research firm BDS Analytics. September and strong cannabis sales go together — last year September was the No. 1 month for marijuana sales for the year, and so far September leads […]

Growth Slowdown in Colorado

Month-over-month growth for the cannabis industry in Colorado has been strong since January 2015, the first month for which we had historical data to measure growth. That month, for example, saw growth of 36 percent compared to January 2014, according to cannabis market research firm BDS Analytics. Ever since, growth […]

Solid Growth in Tinctures Market

People working in cannabis spend a fair bit of time talking about vape pens, flower trends and gummies, and for good reason — together, these pieces of the cannabis puzzle represent a healthy chunk of sales. But dispensary shelves groan with the weight of other products, from bags of caramel corn […]

Medical and Rec Markets in CO and OR: Essential Business Intelligence

In states that support both medical and recreational cannabis marketplaces, sales in the different channels both reflect each other and diverge. For cannabis industry stakeholders, understanding sales trends and consumer behavior in the different channels is essential business intelligence. First, let’s address the obvious. Sales within medical markets, over time, […]