Cannabinoid beverages are a hot topic, drawing considerable attention from both existing legal cannabis players and participants in the broader consumer packaged goods markets. Total spending on legal cannabis in the United States is set to more than double to $34.5 billion by 2025—and the edibles product category, including beverages, is outpacing that rise considerably. In Canada, where edibles just made their debut late last year, the category is growing much faster than the overall market, which is forecast to reach $6.1 billion in 2025.
As cannabis products and delivery systems continue to evolve, infused beverages are rapidly moving to the forefront– most recently marked by the announced partnership between Arizona Beverages and Dixie Brands. As of September 1, 2019, BDS Analytics market data reports 107 beverage brands in the legal dispensary channel (up from 69 in Q2 of 2018) across CA, CO, OR, AZ, and NV and BDS Analytics predicts beverage sales in the regulated dispensary channel to reach $1 billion by 2022. Here are the Top 5 canna-beverage facts from BDS Analytics: