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Cannacurio #92: When & Where Will New Cannabis Licenses Drop?

Cannacurio #92: When & Where Will New Cannabis Licenses Drop?

Since we founded Cannabiz Media, we have often looked back to report on the licenses that had been issued by state, activity and status. In this post we are taking a look forward at jurisdictions that will “likely” be issuing tranches of new licenses in the coming year.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 60 | Managing Cannabis Businesses in 2024

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 60 | Managing Cannabis Businesses in 2024

Cannabiz Media’s Chief Data Officer, Ed Keating, leads a discussion with industry leaders, on how they survived 2023 and what they plan for 2024 for the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Series.

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 #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 #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!

Cannabis and the 2023 Election

Cannabis and the 2023 Election

The November election is nearly a month away, and, like most recent years, there are implications for cannabis. Unlike the 2022 congressional midterms, which saw adult-use legalization on the ballot in five states, next month the only direct legalization opportunity will be before Ohio voters. Additionally, Virginia’s legislative election and a few special elections to fill Congress (US House) seats could have ramifications for the industry nationwide.

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!

Have Cannabiz Media Create Targeted Emails For You

Have Cannabiz Media Create Targeted Emails For You

You’ve heard of do-it-yourself, but have you heard of do-it-for-me? Let us introduce do-it–for-me email marketing, available to users of the Cannabiz Media Cannabis Market Intelligence Platform.

Emerging Adult-Use Markets Update: September 2023

Emerging Adult-Use Markets Update: September 2023

Since January, a few new adult-use cannabis programs have rolled out, leading to some of the hottest new markets nationwide. This blog dives into the current program status in Maryland and Missouri and their evolving social equity programs, plus other upcoming opportunities the industry will see in the near future, notably in tribal communities.

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 #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.

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!

Understanding the Unique Florida Cannabis Market

Understanding the Unique Florida Cannabis Market

Florida was one of the earlier states to legalize medical cannabis, doing so in 2016 through a constitutional amendment. The state’s cannabis market is unique in a variety of ways - being dominated by one company, including an unusual type of social equity cannabis license, and for not yet having expanded to adult-use even after seven years of medical legalization. The decision by Florida governor Ron DeSantis to run for US president has only increased national interest in understanding the state of the Florida cannabis market.