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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.

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 #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.

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 #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 #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 #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

Cannacurio #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

Cannabis manufacturing licenses are 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: Manufacturing Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

Cannacurio: Manufacturing Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

One part of the Cannabis value chain that we have not covered this year is Manufacturing. We ended 2019 with 4,804 active licenses. So far this year states have added 178 more or 3.7%.

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: Active Manufacturing Licenses In 2019 By State

Cannacurio: Active Manufacturing Licenses In 2019 By State

This week we turn our attention to another part of the cannabis value chain: Manufacturing. This includes companies that create, infuse and make products or extracts. Nationwide there are 46 different license names for this activity and two thirds are from California.

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 Manufacturing?

What’s New in Cannabis Manufacturing?

As we move closer to the end of the first quarter of 2019, the cannabis industry continues to evolve. Cannabis manufacturers are growing, and mergers are dominating the news, particularly mergers and strategic acquisitions ...