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Cannacurio #65: Manufacturing Leaderboards Year-End 2022

Cannacurio #65: Manufacturing Leaderboards Year-End 2022

Following up on our recent year-end 2022 reviews of cultivators and dispensaries and retailers, we now delve into cannabis manufacturing licenses.

Cannacurio #64: 2022 Year-End Cultivation Leaderboards

Cannacurio #64: 2022 Year-End Cultivation Leaderboards

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 and where the balance of power is from market to market.

Cannacurio #63: Dispensary and Retailer 2022 Year-End Leaderboard

Cannacurio #63: Dispensary and Retailer 2022 Year-End Leaderboard

Now that 2022 has wrapped up, we want to share our annual round-up of which states issued the most dispensary/retailer licenses. Our 2021 recap post showed that 2,602 licenses were issued, and for 2022, the count came in at 2,750. Four states accounted for 66% of the newly issued licenses in 2022.

Cannacurio #62: Cannabiz Intelligence - Your Planning & TAM Toolkit

Cannacurio #62: Cannabiz Intelligence - Your Planning & TAM Toolkit

It’s year end and time for all of us in the cannabis industry to do our 2023 strategic planning and budgeting. Cannabiz Media’s Business Intelligence Platform is rife with data to help you complete these projects in record time with an unparalleled set of data dashboards. You’ll be turning out TAMs and market share analyses in no time thanks to the graphs, charts, tables, and data exports we provide.

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2022 Report

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2022 Report

Cannabiz Media’s fifth annual Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry report is available for free download now. The 2022 report provides updated information on point-of-sale (POS) software market share across the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

POS Dashboards Now Available in the Cannabiz Media License Database

POS Dashboards Now Available in the Cannabiz Media License Database

POS Dashboards are built directly into the Cannabiz Media License Database. They provide access to all of the information from the most current Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry Report, which makes it easy to conduct your own analyses of the POS software data and use it to make strategic business decisions.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 46 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 46 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

Cannabiz Media Director of Regulatory Research, Jason Kikel, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about consumption licenses in the cannabis industry today and what we can expect to see in the future.

Cannacurio #61: Privately Held MSOs – Who Are They & Where Can You Find Them?

Cannacurio #61: Privately Held MSOs – Who Are They & Where Can You Find Them?

Our research team is constantly scrutinizing licenses and the companies that own them. While many of the cannacurious industry watchers focus on the publicly held companies; there is a whole other tier of private companies that have been quietly acquiring licenses across state lines. We think this is where the cannaserious observers are spending their time. These companies are harder to track due to the lack of public filings, but the license information can tell an interesting story.

Cannabiz Media Wins 2022 Cannabis Technology Award for Best Platform Design from Green Market Report

Cannabiz Media Wins 2022 Cannabis Technology Award for Best Platform Design from Green Market Report

Cannabiz Media won Green Market Report’s 2022 Cannabis Technology Award for Best Platform Design! This is the first year that Green Market Report, a Crain’s Communications brand, has held the Cannabis Technology Awards program. The goal of the awards is to recognize companies that have developed unique and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the cannabis industry. 

Cannacurio #60: Midyear Cultivation Leaderboards

Cannacurio #60: Midyear Cultivation Leaderboards

Periodically, we review new licenses added and total license counts by state. These census snapshots, derived from our Cannabiz Business Intelligence platform, show where new licenses are being created and where the balance of power is from market to market. Our customers use this information for go-to-market strategies as it may inform their sales territories, trade show planning, and marketing spend. Here is the key data about numbers of cultivation licenses added by month and state in 2022 to date, top five states that added new cultivation licenses, and more.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 45 with Ben Walters of Pioneer Intelligence

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 45 with Ben Walters of Pioneer Intelligence

Pioneer Intelligence founder, Ben Walters, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about how his company leverages data to benchmark and explore marketing performance of consumer-facing cannabis brands.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 44 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 44 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

Cannabiz Media Director of Regulatory Research, Jason Kikel, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about microbusiness licenses in the cannabis industry today and what we can expect to see in the future.

Cannacurio #59: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard June 2022

Cannacurio #59: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard June 2022

Periodically, this blog checks in on new license counts throughout the value chain. For this post, we will evaluate what has been happening with dispensaries and retailers. According to the Cannabiz Media License Database, states have added 1,066 licenses in the first five months of 2022. Four states have issued 100 or more licenses with Oklahoma in the lead.

Cannabis Cultivator Survey

Cannabis Cultivator Survey

Cannabiz Media worked with Wells Fargo’s Equity Research team to conduct one of the most comprehensive outreach programs to cannabis cultivators. We reached out to thousands of growers to develop a list of ~500 licensed cannabis cultivators across six states. They were reached via email and telephone surveys. The key takeaway for Wells Fargo is that “this recovery will take longer” and it has implications for the hydroponic sector for the second half of 2022. Wells Fargo has downgraded shares of Scotts Miracle Grow to Equal weight and lowered price targets on Grow Generation and Hydrofarm Holdings Group.

Cannacurio #58: Who are the Go-To Advisors for Cannabis M&A?

Cannacurio #58: Who are the Go-To Advisors for Cannabis M&A?

In 2020, Cannabiz Media started researching cannabis mergers and acquisitions as a byproduct of license tracking. M&A is a key transaction because licenses change ownership in these deals. Recently, we wrote about which MSO’s led in buying versus building cannabis stores. For this post, we want to share what we found about who advised them. This data was obtained from our Cannabiz Intelligence™ Advisor Leaderboard.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 43 with Michael Piermont of Leaf Trade

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 43 with Michael Piermont of Leaf Trade

Leaf Trade President Michael Piermont joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company powers the cannabis industry's leading wholesale cannabis marketplace and digital payment infrastructure as well as how the Leaf Trade team uses the Cannabiz Media License Database for research and business development.

Cannacurio #57:  Do Public MSOs Build or Buy Their Cannabis Stores?

Cannacurio #57: Do Public MSOs Build or Buy Their Cannabis Stores?

Cannabiz Media has been tracking cannabis and hemp licenses globally since 2015. Over those seven years, we have aggregated a mass of data on licenses, companies, and transactions that result in change of license ownership. After compiling 500 transactions in our Cannabiz Intelligence™ platform, we wanted to take a closer look at how key publicly traded MSOs were adding to their store footprints. Our goal was to determine which stores were “built” versus those that were “bought”.

Cannacurio #56: New Jersey’s 68 Conditional Licenses

Cannacurio #56: New Jersey’s 68 Conditional Licenses

On Thursday March 24th, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Board recommended approval on 68 applications for conditional licenses. This cohort includes 50 Class 1 Cultivator applications and 18 Class 2 Manufacturer applications.

Cannacurio #55: Manufacturing Licenses

Cannacurio #55: Manufacturing Licenses

Cannabis manufacturing licenses are issued at a slower pace than cultivation or retail licenses. However, they serve as important assets for companies because the products are often powerful brands. These brands, unlike license assets, can cross state lines and will undoubtedly help well established companies thrive and build market share.

Cannacurio #54: Cultivation License Leaderboard

Cannacurio #54: Cultivation License Leaderboard

Since Oklahoma started issuing cannabis cultivation licenses, the leaderboard has always been dominated by either Oklahoma or California. They are the only states with a double digit percentage of licenses. Here's what the leaderboard looks like across the U.S. today.