What is Driving the Surge in Per Capita Cannabis Spending?

Aug 4, 2020 4:05:32 PM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis, Edibles, CBD, Canadian Cannabis Market, Cannabis Data, Market Trends, BDSA-Insights, Cannabis Sales, Marijuana, Knowledge Center, 420, Colorado, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabis Consumer, Gummies, Cannabinoids, Data Based Decision Making, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research, Business

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When Colorado first launched adult-use (recreational) sales in 2014, the existing medical market opened up to a wave of new consumers, including those from the sizable illicit market as well as new consumers who previously had little or no experience with cannabis.

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Growing Acceptance of Legal Cannabis and the Impact on Ingestibles

Jul 16, 2020 8:03:17 AM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis, Edibles, CBD, Canadian Cannabis Market, Market Trends, BDSA-Insights, Knowledge Center, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabis Consumer, Gummies, Cannabinoids, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research, Cannabis Legalization, 2025

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Global legal cannabis spending is forecast to reach $47 billion in 2025, a number too big to ignore for many companies and industries. The U.S. will continue to be the largest global market, driven by more and more adult use markets opening.

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Due-Diligence Is Key for Betting on Cannabis in Nevada

Nov 26, 2019 4:38:58 PM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis, Edibles, Cannabis Data, Market Trends, Concentrates, Cannabis Retail, Marijuana, Knowledge Center, Nevada, Consumer Insights, Demographics, Legal Cannabis, Data Based Decision Making

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The Nevada cannabis market is unique among states with legal recreational cannabis regimes. The role of tourism plays a big role in shaping retail trends. The concentration of sales in urban centers stands apart. And the state’s regulatory framework offers benefits and challenges for cannabis companies and investors.

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CBD: Cannabidiol Breaks Out of the Legal Dispensary Channel

Sep 12, 2019 11:26:54 AM / by BDSA posted in Industry Intelligence, Edibles, Dispensary, CBD, Market Trends, Concentrates, U.S. Data, BDSA-Insights, Consumer Insights, Cannabis Consumer Research, Cannabidiol, Cannabinoids

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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 dispensaries in legal cannabis states.

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Top 10 Ways People Are Consuming Cannabis in 2019

Jul 26, 2019 11:57:52 AM / by BDSA posted in Industry Intelligence, Edibles, CBD, Cannabis Chocolate, Cannabis Consumption, Market Trends, Concentrates, BDSA-Insights, Cannabis Sales, Cannabis Flower, Cannabis Dropper, Knowledge Center, Cannabis Gummies, Dropper, Cannabis Consumer, Gummies, 2019, Vape

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How many products contain cannabis? Hundreds. Flower – of course – and pre-rolls. Vape pens and concentrates like shatter and Live Resin. Creams and massage oils. Chocolate chip cookies, coffee sodas, pills, strawberry taffy, powders for adding to hot tea or cold juice. Companies are rolling out myriad new products in pot-friendly states every week — it’s remarkable.

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Gummies Are as Popular as Ever

Jul 22, 2019 4:49:19 PM / by BDSA posted in Cannabis Candy, Cannabis, Edibles, CBD, Chocolate Bars, Canadian Cannabis Market, Cannabis Consumption, Market Trends, Cannabis Sales, Marijuana, Knowledge Center, Cannabis Gummies, Colorado, Cannabis Ingestible, Gummies, Cannabinoids

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Cannabis Ingestibles cover a lot of ground, including everything from pills to slices of pie to bottles of THC-infused cold-brewed coffee. But one style of ingestible dominates the market: the gummy.

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The 2018 California Cannabis Marketplace in Review

Feb 18, 2019 1:57:18 PM / by BDSA posted in Edibles, Market Trends, Knowledge Center, California Cannabis

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By the time it drew to a close, California’s first year of legal adult-use cannabis had matured into an industry behemoth.

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Top 10 Trends in Cannabis for 2019 (Mid-Year Update)

Jan 30, 2019 2:25:31 PM / by BDSA posted in Edibles, Canadian Cannabis Market, Concentrates, Knowledge Center, Colorado, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research

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--Updated August 2019--

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What Was Hot in Pot in 2018: Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends

Dec 21, 2018 10:22:26 AM / by BDSA posted in Edibles, Cannabis Infographics, BDSA Staff Highlights, Market Trends, Concentrates, Knowledge Center, Data Based Decision Making, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research

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When Colorado kicked-off legal adult-use cannabis sales in the United States in 2014, unbranded flower fully dominated the marketplace, capturing more than 60 percent of all sales. Concentrates, edibles and topicals were far behind.

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BDS Analytics' Top 10 Cannabis Market Trends for 2018 (UPDATED 11/16)

Nov 16, 2018 1:17:56 PM / by BDSA posted in Edibles, Market Trends, Knowledge Center, Demographic and Psychographic Cannabis Research

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Make sure to check out our year-end recap of the Top 10 Cannabis Product Trends. Click to read.


Legalization changes everything. And in 2018, legalization of cannabis, both for medical and adult-use is playing a huge role in influencing where the industry is headed – with production, with consumption, and everything in-between. It transforms cannabis from something reminiscent of dried oregano in a plastic bag into a smorgasbord of products, complete with elaborate store displays, state-regulated testing and high-tech facilities and laboratories focused on the plant’s manifold intricacies.

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