Adult-use Legalization Spells Huge Opportunity in New York

Apr 1, 2021 10:48:06 AM / by BDSA posted in Market Forecasts, Cannabis Consumption, U.S. Cannabis, Cannabis Industry, Cannabis Sales Forecast, Cannabis Legalization

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More than two years after pledging support for cannabis legalization, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a legalization bill Wednesday morning that will pave the way for an adult-use market to be launched sometime in early 2022. The states medical program saw slow growth from its start, just reaching $111 million in sales in 2020, but the legalization of adult-use will reposition New York to be one of the biggest cannabis markets in the country by 2026.

Gov. Cuomo has signaled his openness to adult-use cannabis since early 2019, but disputes over licensure, tax rates and the allocation of cannabis revenue have blocked the progress of adult-use legalization until just last week. While previous efforts focused on using the state budget as a method to legalize, the Governor’s office and legislature agreed on a separate bill, which passed through the legislature on March 30, 2021 and was signed into law the next morning. BDSA predicts that sales will start in Q1 2022.

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Global Cannabis Sales Exceeded $21 Billion in 2020; BDSA Teams Up with Canaccord Genuity to Discuss the Latest Outlook

Mar 5, 2021 3:14:20 PM / by BDSA posted in Market Forecasts, Cannabis Consumption, U.S. Cannabis, Cannabis Industry, Cannabis Sales Forecast, Cannabis Legalization, cannabis insights

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BDSA’s Chief Executive Officer, Micah Tapman and Vice President of Insights and Analytics, Kelly Nielsen recently joined Canaccord Genuity’s Bobby Burleson for a lively discussion surrounding BDSA’s latest market forecast. Here are the highlights!

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In-Depth Look at Cannabis Beverages

Dec 14, 2020 4:28:30 PM / by BDSA posted in Edibles, Cannabis Consumption, Market Insights, Cannabinoid Beverages, Cannabis Consumer

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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 2025and 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. 

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BDSA Webinar Recap - EAT: Insights into the Edibles Market

Dec 4, 2020 1:48:29 PM / by BDSA posted in Edibles, Cannabis Consumption, Market Insights, Cannabis Gummies, Cannabis Consumer, Gummies

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Cannabis edibles are a key driver of legal cannabis sales, accounting for 15% of total spending at present. That share is forecast to increase over time: By 2025, sales of edibles are expected to grow to 2.4 times 2020 sales volume versus 2.1 times growth in the total legal cannabis market—where sales are forecast to expand from $16.2 billion in 2020 to $34.5 billion in 2025.

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Vape Sales Rebound, but Still Lose Ground to Other Inhalables

Nov 16, 2020 4:13:25 PM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis Consumption, Market Insights, Cannabis Consumer, Vape

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Cannabis vapes had been the fastest growing product category in legal markets until late 2019, with total monthly sales across Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon growing from $64 million in January 2018 to almost $160 million by August 2019.

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BDSA Consumer Research Identifies 10 Segments of Diverse Cannabis Consumers and Non-Consumers

Aug 12, 2020 12:40:59 PM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis Consumption, Brands, Cannabis Sales, Knowledge Center, 420, Consumer Insights, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabis Consumer, Cannabinoids, Business, Acceptors

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Cannabis consumers are a diverse group, as clearly demonstrated by BDSA’s consumer research. At the highest level, BDSA divides respondents into:

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Understanding the CBD Consumer

Jul 30, 2020 8:20:08 AM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis, CBD, Canadian Cannabis Market, Cannabis Consumption, Cannabis Data, Market Trends, Brands, BDSA-Insights, Knowledge Center, 420, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabis Consumer, Cannabinoids, Data Based Decision Making, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research, Business, CBC, CBG, THCV, CBN

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The popularity of CBD products has exploded in the U.S. in recent years, with sales in the U.S. cannabis dispensary channel alone rising from $8.4 million in May 2016 to $56.9 million in May 2020. And hemp-derived CBD products, containing less than 0.3% THC, are increasingly available via general retail channels, though CBD ingestibles are still officially off limits for sale in general retail channels in the U.S. and most other jurisdictions.

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Beyond THC: The Cannabinoid Renaissance

Jul 23, 2020 11:48:46 AM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis, CBD, Canadian Cannabis Market, Cannabis Consumption, Cannabis Data, Market Trends, Brands, BDSA-Insights, Knowledge Center, 420, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabis Consumer, Cannabinoids, Data Based Decision Making, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research, Business, CBC, CBG, THCV, CBN

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The legal cannabis market has exploded in recent years, with sales in the U.S. reaching an estimated $12.4 billion in 2019, forecast to rise to $31 billion by 2024. The market for cannabidiol (CBD) has also grown rapidly, with U.S. sales totaling $2.6 billion in 2019, on track to reach $18 billion by 2024. While THC and CBD are the most widely known and marketed compounds found in Cannabis sativa, a few of the other 113 currently identified cannabinoids show potential for therapeutic and recreational applications and have attracted the attention of both researchers and those in the industry.

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Top 5 Insights: Independence Day

Jul 2, 2020 2:13:03 PM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis, Data Deeper, Cannabis Market, Cannabis Consumption, Cannabis Data, BDSA-Insights, Cannabis Sales, 420, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabinoids, Business

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  1. Independence Day and cannabis go hand-in-hand: “daytime fun” and well as “celebrating special events” are top occasions for cannabis consumption.
  2. Cannabis sales spiked in the days surrounding the July 4th holiday in 2019, increasing 31% between July 1-3, and 21% between July 4-6.
  3. Although inhalable products – flower and concentrates – comprised the majority of sales in the days surrounding July 4th 2019, ingestible products experienced a boost in sales before and after the holiday, increasing 27% during July 1-6 - with candy experiencing the sharpest increase of 50% during the first week in July
  4. Independence Day offers day-to-night festivities as well as opportunities for consumption. Inhalables are the top product choice for daytime and evening consumption, perfect for transitioning from backyard BBQs to late night fireworks!
  5. July 4th celebrations involve pairings of friends, food and festivities: 30% of consumers typically pair alcohol and cannabis in group settings.

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BDSA Launches Illinois Retail Sales Tracking

May 1, 2020 7:38:42 AM / by BDSA posted in Illinois, Cannabis, Illinois Cannabis Market, News, Cannabis Consumption, Market Trends, Brands, BDSA-Insights, Knowledge Center, 420, Cannabis Consumer Research, Demographics, Cannabis Consumer, Cannabinoids, Business

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BOULDER, Colo. — May 5, 2020 —BDSA (formerly BDS Analytics), the leader in comprehensive, accurate and actionable cannabis market intelligence and consumer research, announced today that Illinois retail cannabis sales exceeded $188 million in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting adult-use sales of $109.96 million and medical sales of $78.2 million. This year’s sales are projected to exceed $693 million, an increase of 176%, based on top-line sales projections modeled from point-of-sale transaction records.

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