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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: 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.

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.