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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 #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 #82: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #82: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q3 Leaderboard

Here is our round-up of states that issued dispensary/retailer licenses in the 3rd quarter of 2023. So far this year we added 716 stores in Q1 2023; 471 in Q2 and just 361 in Q3. 5 states accounted for 69% of these Q3 licenses: New Jersey, Michigan, California, New Mexico, and Maine.

Cannacurio #78: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #78: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q2 Leaderboard

With Q2 2023 in the books we want to share our quarterly round-up of states that issued dispensary/retailer licenses. We ended 2022 with 2,750 licenses, with Q1 2023 adding 699. Q2 saw the addition of 587 – 16% fewer than the preceding quarter.

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 #71: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q1 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #71: Dispensary and Retailer 2023 Q1 Leaderboard

Now that Q1 has wrapped up, we want to share our quarterly round-up of which states issued the most dispensary/retailer licenses. Our 2022 recap showed that 2,750 licenses were issued, and four states accounted for 66% of the newly issued licenses in 2022. The first quarter of 2023 shows Oklahoma responsible for 47% of the 699 new licenses nationwide – despite their license “moratorium”. 

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 #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.

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.

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.

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 (May 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (May 2020 Update)

Through May 2020 the industry has added 554 licenses year to date with 88 in April and 77 in May. Those 554 represent an 8% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the 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: 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.

Marijuana Licenses in California – Part 4: Retail and Dispensing

Marijuana Licenses in California – Part 4: Retail and Dispensing

Part 4 of Cannabiz Media’s 5-part series about marijuana licenses in California analyzes the state’s retail and dispensing licenses. If you missed the other parts of the series, you can follow the links to read them now: Part 1: California Overview, ...

Massachusetts Towns Make Big Bucks on Medical Marijuana Licenses for Dispensaries

Massachusetts Towns Make Big Bucks on Medical Marijuana Licenses for Dispensaries

Unlike other states that have legalized medical marijuana and grant licenses to dispensaries to sell that marijuana to patients, Massachusetts cities and towns use something called “host community agreements” to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.