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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.

Cannabis and the 2023 Election

Cannabis and the 2023 Election

The November election is nearly a month away, and, like most recent years, there are implications for cannabis. Unlike the 2022 congressional midterms, which saw adult-use legalization on the ballot in five states, next month the only direct legalization opportunity will be before Ohio voters. Additionally, Virginia’s legislative election and a few special elections to fill Congress (US House) seats could have ramifications for the industry nationwide.

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 #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 #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 #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.

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, ...

Alaska Marijuana Licensing Evolves as Laws Change

Alaska Marijuana Licensing Evolves as Laws Change

Alaska is one of only four states that have legalized commercial marijuana for recreational use. At this point, all four states run their marijuana retail industries like their liquor retail industries.