Employees at two retail marijuana operations owned by PharmaCann in the Chicago area and at Curaleaf Holdings’ store in Mokena, Illinois, are joining labor unions.
Articles by Omar Sacirbey :
The marijuana industry has never been so replete with cannabis product formats: flower, vape cartridges, concentrates, edibles and infused beverages as well as topicals, tinctures, capsules and other offerings.
Marijuana businesses in new markets can expect consumer knowledge and tastes to change over time, but not by much. According to retailers in mature recreational marijuana markets, flower remains the most popular product format.
Flower is the undisputed champion of marijuana products, making up more than half of market share – and often more when including pre-rolls.
Leeriness over respiratory hazards is one factor that drives some cannabis consumers away from flower and vapes and toward edibles and infused beverages, industry observers said.
Vape cartridges and concentrates generally follow flower and pre-rolls in terms of popularity among customers.
Unlike the flower category – where “house” brands dominate – vape and concentrate brands seem to hold more sway over consumers.
A small but growing segment of the industry belongs to products such as topicals, tinctures and capsules.