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Ed Keating

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.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 42 with Jim Thomas of ASTM International

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 42 with Jim Thomas of ASTM International

ASTM International Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jim Thomas joins Ed Keating to talk about how ASTM works to develop cannabis industry standards as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media License Database for research, sales, and business development.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 41 with Chris Cohen of Square Grouper 360

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 41 with Chris Cohen of Square Grouper 360

Square Grouper 360 President Chris Cohen is a strategiest for large mainstream media companies helping them streamline advertising sales for the cannabis and hemp industries. Recently, Chris joined Ed Keating to talk about his work with MNI Targeted Media and how he uses the Cannabiz Media database to support their sales and business development initiatives.

Cannacurio #53: Hemp License Trends in 2021

Cannacurio #53: Hemp License Trends in 2021

Cannabiz Media tracks every cannabis and hemp license that we can find. What’s been unique about hemp is how different states build out their licensing schemes. Trends to keep an eye on in 2022 include licensing at the retail hemp level as well as the growing role and influence of the Department of Agriculture.

Cannacurio #52: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard 2021 Wrap-up

Cannacurio #52: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard 2021 Wrap-up

Dispensaries and retailers have continued to come throughout 2021. 1,846 licenses were issued through August 2021, and the year ended with 2,602 licenses. Seven states issued a hundred or more licenses with Oklahoma keeping the crown for issuing the most dispensary licenses.

Cannacurio #51 - Who Applied for Ohio’s New Dispensary Licenses?

Cannacurio #51 - Who Applied for Ohio’s New Dispensary Licenses?

At the very end of 2021, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy received 1,462 applications for 73 dispensary licenses. The winners will be chosen by lottery in January 2022. Ohio is a limited license state and currently has 61 dispensaries around the state, so the addition of these news stores is significant and will assuredly be welcomed by the 231,165 registered patients in the state.

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 #50 - Is Cannabis Having Its Romaine Lettuce Moment?

Cannacurio #50 - Is Cannabis Having Its Romaine Lettuce Moment?

At Cannabiz Media we have a unique view as to what is happening at the state level and across state lines. One trend we have spotted in the last quarter is the increase in product recalls, often tied to testing results.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 40 with Ryan Kiley of ePAC Flexible Packaging

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 40 with Ryan Kiley of ePAC Flexible Packaging

ePAC Flexible Packaging Director of Market Development Ryan Kiley joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company's packaging solutions help small and mid-sized cannabis and hemp businesses as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media database to support their research, brand awareness, sales, and business development initiatives.

Cannabiz Media Cannacurio Podcast from MJBizCon 2021 Episode 2

Cannabiz Media Cannacurio Podcast from MJBizCon 2021 Episode 2

It's time for Part 2 of Cannabiz Media's Cannacurio podcast recorded at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this month. Watch the video below and listen to host Ed Keating talk to experts from OG Cannabis Insurance, March Networks, EZ Trim, Royal Supply, and Canna Carton about MJBizCon, what's on the horizon for the cannabis industry, and how they use the Cannabiz Media License Database to support their sales and marketing initiatives.

Cannabiz Media Cannacurio Podcast from MJBizCon 2021 Episode 1

Cannabiz Media Cannacurio Podcast from MJBizCon 2021 Episode 1

Cannabiz Media took the Cannacurio podcast on the road this month to MJBizCon in Las Vegas! Watch the video below and listen to host Ed Keating talk to experts from Green Fertigation, Treez, Green Tank Technologies, and Treez about MJBizCon, what's coming for the cannabis industry, and how they use the Cannabiz Media License Database to support their sales and marketing initiatives.

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2021 Report

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2021 Report

The fourth annual Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry report is now available for free download here. The 2021 report provides a comprehensive update on point-of-sale (POS) software market share across the cannabis industry using primary research conducted by Cannabiz Media’s research team.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 39 with Steve LaFaille of Tecogen

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 39 with Steve LaFaille of Tecogen

Tecogen Vice President of Business Development Steve LaFaille joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company's products help cannabis and hemp cultivators efficiently meet their engery needs as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media database to support their business development initiatives.

Cannabiz Media Launches Cannabiz Intelligence

Cannabiz Media Launches Cannabiz Intelligence

Cannabiz Media is launching Cannabiz Intelligence™ - the single, comprehensive source for verified cannabis and hemp financial analysis, merger and acquisition (M&A) targeting, and valuations. 

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 38 with Scott Campbell of METER Group

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 38 with Scott Campbell of METER Group

METER Group CEO Scott Campbell joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company's products help cannabis and hemp cultivators connect science, engineering, and design to improve productivity as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media database to connect with qualified sales leads!

Under the Radar Cannabis Companies to Watch

Under the Radar Cannabis Companies to Watch

When we were building Cannabiz Media’s Cannabiz Intelligence™ business intelligence base, we identified a number of cannabis companies that are operating under the radar today but could present big opportunities in the future. In other words, these are companies to watch!

Cannacurio #48: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard September 2021

Cannacurio #48: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard September 2021

Dispensaries and retailers have continued to come online this year. We count 1,846 licenses issued through the end of August. Six states issued 100 or more licenses.