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Cannacurio #97: Ohio’s Dual Use Licenses Just Dropped, What you Need to Know…

Cannacurio #97: Ohio’s Dual Use Licenses Just Dropped, What you Need to Know…

To some fanfare, Ohio pushed up their timeline for adult use cannabis to be made available in the state. Instead of a September 7th launch, the regulators approved 60 licenses soon after the window opened on June 7th. Some outlets reported that 62 licenses were issued but upon closer inspection, two had the same address as the regulator in downtown Cleveland and were labeled TEST. Best to ignore those. This post gives a breakdown on license types issued.

Cannacurio #96: 2024 Q1 Licensing Round-Up

Cannacurio #96: 2024 Q1 Licensing 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 took effect. This post will explore how things changed during the first quarter of 2024 and what the next few quarters may bring.

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 #91: Diving into Cannabis Industry Violations and Recalls

Cannacurio #91: Diving into Cannabis Industry Violations and Recalls

Cannabiz Media has been tracking license violations and product safety recalls as part of its market intelligence platform for nearly a decade. With years of industry data at our fingertips, our research team recently undertook an effort to organize and categorize compliance data into a cohesive, digestible tool: a violations and recalls dashboard. This post dives into that dashboard.

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 #86: The Growing Trend of Unionization in the Cannabis Industry

Cannacurio #86: The Growing Trend of Unionization in the Cannabis Industry

Organized labor is gaining traction within the cannabis space as some prominent union-friendly states also have high-value cannabis markets. We researched state and federal filings and press releases to compile the information on the 828 facilities that have either a union in place or a labor peace agreement.

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 #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 #77: The Unlicensed Cannabis Market

Cannacurio #77: The Unlicensed Cannabis Market

The US cannabis unlicensed market is estimated to be about $60 billion in sales – or more than twice the licensed market size of about $30 billion. Starting at the end of 2022, Cannabiz Media’s research team sought to find these unlicensed businesses and add them to the database. As the industry’s database of record, it was a gap that we thought needed filling. 

Cannacurio #76: Maryland Dispensaries

Cannacurio #76: Maryland Dispensaries

We recently researched the cost to purchase a cannabis store in Cannacurio #75 and found that prices varied greatly by year and state – as well as the purchaser’s overall strategy. Soon after we shared that analysis, Terrascend purchased two different dispensaries – one for $22 million and one for $6.75 million. This begged the question as to whether these purchases were exceptional by Maryland standards.

Cannacurio #75: What Does a Store Cost?

Cannacurio #75: What Does a Store Cost?

For this Cannacurio analysis we wanted to explore the prices paid for retailers and dispensaries. To do this we researched the 600+ M&A transactions we have compiled in our Cannabiz Business Intelligence offering and removed any stores that were part of a deal where other license types were also sold. That left 170 stores sold in sixteen states. We included both closed and announced deals but ignored those deals that were cancelled.

Cannacurio #74: New License Summary 2023 Q1

Cannacurio #74: New License Summary 2023 Q1

Over the last few weeks, we have reviewed the new store, cultivation, and manufacturing licenses issued in Q1 2023. In this post, we will highlight the overall trends and spotlight the changes occurring in Oklahoma as the moratorium finally took effect. We have included April 2023 data for Oklahoma to show the continuing impact.

Advanced CRM Features Added to the Cannabiz Media License Database

Advanced CRM Features Added to the Cannabiz Media License Database

The Cannabiz Media License Database is a business intelligence tool, email marketing tool, and a customer relationship management (CRM) tool, and the latest features added to the Database make tracking deals, managing contacts, ...

Marijuana Licenses in California – Part 5: Growth and Comparisons to Other States

Marijuana Licenses in California – Part 5: Growth and Comparisons to Other States

The final part of Cannabiz Media’s 5-part series about marijuana licenses in California reviews the state’s 2018 licensing growth and compares the state’s licensing numbers to those of other states. If you missed previous parts of the series, ...

Hemp License Information Now Available in the Cannabiz Media License Database

Hemp License Information Now Available in the Cannabiz Media License Database

Looking for information about hemp licenses? You can now find it in the Cannabiz Media Licenses Database. The team at Cannabiz Media has been busy adding information about companies that are researching, cultivating, ...