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Eli McVey

Eli has been a data-driven researcher throughout his career. He previously worked as an analyst for Nielsen, where he provided analysis to Nielsen’s retail clients for use in pricing, promotion and assortment decisions. He’s also been a consultant for data companies in the cannabis industry. Eli now employs his analytical expertise for Marijuana Business Daily.

Chart: Dominant player emerging for state cannabis seed-to-sale tracking contracts

Businesses that provide seed-to-sale tracking systems to the marijuana industry operate in an intensely competitive environment, but one company appears to be pulling away from the pack with its recent contract victories.

Franwell – the Florida manufacturer of the regulatory compliance system known as Metrc – has won contracts with more than half the markets that require cannabis businesses to use a specific seed-to-sale traceability system.

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Chart: Number of California licensed recreational marijuana stores falls short

The number of licensed recreational cannabis stores in California is far short of what’s needed to adequately supply the market, as licensing logjams at the local level constrain establishment of operations in large portions of the state.

It’s yet another issue hampering the rollout of California’s recreational marijuana industry, which has experienced lower-than-expected tax revenue and a flourishing black market.

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Chart: How much consolidation awaits Colorado’s retail marijuana market?

Colorado’s retail marijuana sector has seen more consolidation as it’s matured, but relative to more established industries, it remains a highly competitive and open market. It’s a reminder that the dust has yet to settle in the nation’s most developed legal marijuana market – and there will likely be far more consolidation in the years ahead. […]

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Chart: Can medical marijuana programs survive in states with recreational markets?

Medical marijuana programs in states that went on to legalize adult-use cannabis are suffering.

Data from MMJ programs in Colorado, Oregon and Nevada – the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database – shows patient counts steadily declining in the months and years following the launch of each state’s adult-use market.

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Chart: Medical cannabis as alternative to opioids could give Illinois’ MMJ program a massive boost

Pending legislation in Illinois that would allow medical marijuana as an alternative to opioid prescriptions could fundamentally alter the business landscape in the state. The move could potentially add tens of thousands of new patients to the MMJ program and eventually generate hundreds of millions in additional sales. The Illinois General Assembly on May 31 […]

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