Marijuana Industry Statistics, Data and Charts

Chart: First year of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts doesn’t disappoint

Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana industry recorded nearly $400 million in its first full year of sales, a strong initial sum given the dearth of retail stores throughout the state. But the market has significant room for growth, which will come as regulators approve more applications and access to the legal market improves. From August through October, […]

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Chart: Marijuana sales increase on Green Wednesday, Black Friday

As shoppers head out to prepare for Thanksgiving and participate in Black Friday sales, data from two firms show consumers may be upping their purchases of marijuana products as well. Data from Seattle-based Headset reveals that 2018 sales on “Green Wednesday” – the day before Thanksgiving – increased 63% over the average Wednesday. And Santa […]

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England’s health insurance has covered only 18 ‘unlicensed’ cannabis prescriptions

Since a new law took effect a year ago, England’s National Health Service (NHS) has reimbursed patients on only 18 occasions for “unlicensed” cannabis-based products that have not undergone clinical trials, according to government data. In the case of private prescriptions – which are paid out of pocket by patients – the number of prescriptions reached 104. The data […]

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Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations

In less than a year, Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry went from nonexistent to one of the largest and most valuable cannabis markets in the nation. According to tax receipts released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, sales of medical marijuana in the state stood at just over $258 million through the first 10 months of 2019 […]

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Western Australia cuts red tape for medical cannabis in boost for patients, industry

Australia’s westernmost state is making it easier for patients to access medical cannabis. Western Australia said it will allow general practitioners to prescribe medical marijuana without the need for referral to a specialist, bringing the state in line with other jurisdictions, including New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The state is expected to see a […]

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Jamaica looks to slash cannabis license processing time, but banking remains major obstacle

Jamaican regulators want to substantially reduce the amount of time it takes entrepreneurs to get a cannabis business license, but banking remains the biggest hurdle to the fledgling industry’s growth. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is in the final stages of a technical review of the entire licensing process. “We’re doing a complete internal review […]

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‘No longer a shortage,’ Canadian cannabis industry group declares

The shortage of cannabis that plagued businesses in the early months of legalization is over, according to an industry group representing Canada’s biggest marijuana producers. “There is ample supply of cannabis for the adult recreational market,” Cannabis Council of Canada wrote in an open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who cited the shortfall when […]

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