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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 #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.

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.

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.

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

So far this year, 14 states have added a total of 276 new cannabis dispensaries/retailers. The largest contributor was not California nor Oklahoma - it was Arizona. Read on for more details.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Since our last update in late summer, dispensaries and retailers have continued to enter the marketplace adding 1,422 new licenses since January 1. Those licenses represent a 20% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (July 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (July 2020 Update)

Through July 2020 new dispensaries and retailers continue to enter the marketplace. So far this year we have tracked 781. Those licenses represent an 11% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (2020 Midyear Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (2020 Midyear Update)

We are midway through 2020 and the industry has added 667 licenses this year. Those new licenses represent a 9.6% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year. Twenty-one states have added at least one active license this year.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

The first quarter of 2020 is over and retail & dispensary licenses have increased 5.5% with 385 new stores nationwide. Cannabiz Media tracked the newly active dispensary/retailer licenses from 18 states.

Cannacurio: West Virginia – The Mountain State Receives 285 Applications for 120 Potential Licenses

Cannacurio: West Virginia – The Mountain State Receives 285 Applications for 120 Potential Licenses

West Virginia recently shared information on their 285 medical marijuana applicants. This includes applications for one laboratory, 44 cultivators, 199 dispensaries and 41 manufacturers.

Cannacurio: Where Are the New Dispensaries Opening?

Cannacurio: Where Are the New Dispensaries Opening?

Two months into 2020 and it’s time to take a look at the retail & dispensary landscape. So far this year Cannabiz Media has tracked 256 newly active dispensary/retailer licenses from 14 states.

Missouri Issues Dispensary Licenses

Missouri Issues Dispensary Licenses

Missouri just released the winners of the 192 dispensary licenses. Based on our analysis of the winners, here’s what we know so far: 85 entities were awarded the 192 licenses.

Cannacurio: New Active Licenses for Dispensaries & Retailers in 2019 By State

Cannacurio: New Active Licenses for Dispensaries & Retailers in 2019 By State

Many companies track dispensary and retail licenses because this is where commerce is transacted with patients and consumers. To many it is the best way to gauge the health of the cannabis economy, and it allows analysts to forecast sales, growth, and profits – among other metrics.

Essential Workplace Etiquette Priorities for Cannabis Businesses

Essential Workplace Etiquette Priorities for Cannabis Businesses

There are more than 72,000 licensed hemp and cannabis business licenses being tracked in the Cannabiz Media License Database across 41 states and 16 international markets, and there are tens of thousands of ancillary cannabis businesses around the world.

What’s New in Cannabis Retail and Dispensing?

What’s New in Cannabis Retail and Dispensing?

As more states approve medical and recreational cannabis sales, the number of licensed cannabis retailers and dispensaries continues to grow. So far in 2019, cannabis retailers and dispensaries have been at the crux of rapid growth and change.

Growth of Dispensaries and Retailers

Growth of Dispensaries and Retailers

Cannabiz Media has been tracking cannabis licenses since 2015, and periodically, we share insights from tracking 30,000+ licenses. A key metric in any industry revolves around points of distribution – or how many places are available to sell product.