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Cannacurio #90: 2023 Yearly Round-Up

Cannacurio #90: 2023 Yearly Round-Up

2023 was a unique year for cannabis licensing. The industry contraction continued with license counts dropping, fewer new licenses being issued, and Oklahoma’s moratorium finally taking effect. In this post, we compare key figures of 2023 with past years.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 59 | 2023 Licensing Leaderboard Recap

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 59 | 2023 Licensing Leaderboard Recap

Cannabiz Media’s Chief Data Officer, Ed Keating, does a recap of the 2023 Licensing Leaderboards and shows you what we've seen in looking back at all the licenses that were issued.

Cannacurio #89: Manufacturing 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

Cannacurio #89: Manufacturing 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

In the last of our 2023 license recaps, we turn to manufacturing, the least volatile of the three we cover. At the end of 2023, there were 744 new manufacturing licenses issued in 2023, and as we see with other activities, most new licenses were issued by a handful of states.

Cannacurio #88: Cultivation 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

Cannacurio #88: Cultivation 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

Following up on our recent review of dispensaries and retailers, we now delve into cultivation licenses. These “census” snapshots are derived from our Cannabiz Business Intelligence platform where we track new license issuance and where the balance of power is from market to market. Over the last ten years, customers have used this information for go-to-market strategies, competitive assessments, and TAM analyses.

Cannacurio #87: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

Cannacurio #87: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

Now that 2023 has wrapped up we want to share our annual license round-up of which states issued the most dispensary/retailer licenses as well as trends that affect various parts of the value chain. In 2023 1,695 new dispensary and retailer licenses were issued and 4 states accounted for 60% of these licenses. This is well down from 2,750 in 2022 and 2,602 in 2021.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 58 with Lou Rinaldi

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 58 with Lou Rinaldi

On this Cannacurio episode, Ed and Lou Rinaldi, a cannabis patient advocate, discuss how he got his start in this very public advocacy role, the truth about cannabis testing and the expose that blew the lid off of testing lab standards, the state of movement in Connecticut, and so much more!

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 57 with Jacques Santucci of Opus Consulting

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 57 with Jacques Santucci of Opus Consulting

On this Cannacurio episode, Ed and Jacques Santucci of Opus Consulting discuss his years of leadership experience that eventually led him into the cannabis space, his success in working with Indigenous American tribes, the current state of the market, and what trends we should be looking out for, and so much more!

Cannacurio #85: 2023 Q3 Licensing Round-Up

Cannacurio #85: 2023 Q3 Licensing Round-Up

We have reviewed the new store, cultivation, and manufacturing licenses issued through Q3 in a series of blog posts. In this post, we will highlight the overall trends and share details on license growth and contraction in key states.

Cannacurio #84: Manufacturing 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #84: Manufacturing 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Of the three most common cannabis licenses, manufacturing licenses are the least prone to volatile swings. At the end of Q3, there were 6,304 manufacturing licenses in the database at 5,771 facilities.

Cannacurio #83: Cultivation 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #83: Cultivation 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Following up on our recent review of dispensaries and retailers, we now delve into cultivation licenses. These “census” snapshots, derived from our Cannabiz Business Intelligence Platform, highlight where new licenses are being issued.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 56 with Lisa Buffo of Cannabis Marketing Association

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 56 with Lisa Buffo of Cannabis Marketing Association

On this Cannacurio episode, Ed and Lisa Buffo of the Cannabis Marketing Association discuss how she got her start in marketing, why she decided to start CMA, the benefits of being a member, their awards program, and so much more!

Cannacurio #82: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #82: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Here is our round-up of states that issued dispensary/retailer licenses in the 3rd quarter of 2023. So far this year we added 716 stores in Q1 2023; 471 in Q2 and just 361 in Q3. 5 states accounted for 69% of these Q3 licenses: New Jersey, Michigan, California, New Mexico, and Maine.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 55 with Liesl Bernard of CannabizTeam

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 55 with Liesl Bernard of CannabizTeam

On this Cannacurio episode, Ed and Liesl Bernard of CannabizTeam discuss her start as a CPA and how she got her initial start in Recruiting, the current state of hiring within the industry, how they are approaching the market here in the US and beyond, and so much more!

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 54 | Q2 2023 Licensing Leaderboard Recap

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 54 | Q2 2023 Licensing Leaderboard Recap

On this Cannacurio episode, Cannabiz Media’s Chief Data Officer, Ed Keating recaps the Dispensary & Retailer, Cultivation and Manufacturing licensing activity & leaderboards for Q2 2023. Plus he touches on the unlicensed market, and the current moratoriums in place.

Cannacurio #81: 2023 Mid-Year Licensing Round-up

Cannacurio #81: 2023 Mid-Year Licensing Round-up

We have reviewed the new store, cultivation, and manufacturing licenses issued through midyear in a series of blog posts. In this post we will highlight the overall trends and share details on license growth and contraction in key states.

Cannacurio #80: Manufacturing 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #80: Manufacturing 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

Of the three most common cannabis licenses, manufacturing licenses are the least prone to up or downward swing. There are currently just over 6,153 manufacturing licenses in the Cannabis Market Intelligence Platform at 5,771 facilities. At the end of Q1 we tracked 6,200 licenses at 5,800 facilities.

Cannabis Cultivator Survey Edition 3

Cannabis Cultivator Survey Edition 3

Wells Fargo Equity Research has released the Cannabis Cultivator Survey Edition 3 report based on data collected with Cannabiz Media in Spring 2023 through one of the most comprehensive outreach programs to cannabis cultivators. The third edition of the survey report includes new and updated data from cannabis cultivators in eight key states as well as comparisons to data reported in the Cannabis Cultivator Survey Edition 2 that was collected during Fall 2022 and released in February of this year.

Cannacurio #79: Cultivation 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #79: Cultivation 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

Following up on our recent review of dispensaries and retailers, we now delve into cultivation licenses. These “census” snapshots derived from our Cannabiz Business Intelligence platform show where new licenses are being created. 9% fewer cultivation licenses were issued in Q2 versus Q1 and Oklahoma’s numbers dropped drastically as the moratorium took effect.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 53 with David Friedman of Panther Capital

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 53 with David Friedman of Panther Capital

On this Cannacurio episode, Ed and David Friedman of Panther Capital discuss his background in finance and how he entered the cannabis space, all things mergers and acquisitions in the software space, trends that we should be looking out for, and so much more!

Cannacurio #78: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #78: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

With Q2 2023 in the books we want to share our quarterly round-up of states that issued dispensary/retailer licenses. We ended 2022 with 2,750 licenses, with Q1 2023 adding 699. Q2 saw the addition of 587 – 16% fewer than the preceding quarter.