Marijuana Industry Data and Charts

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Stock Volatility Underscores Uncertainty, Industry’s Challenges

By Becky Olson Marijuana stocks are a wild bunch. One moment they’re soaring to the stratosphere, the next they’re plummeting back to earth and on life support…then they’re hitting new highs again. The volatility highlights uncertainty about the industry’s future and publicly traded cannabis companies in general, as well as the fact that most cannabis-related […]

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Chart of the Week: Average Purchase Amount at Dispensaries Ranges From $60 to $100+

By Becky Olson The spending habits of medical cannabis patients can vary greatly by state, with the average purchase amount at dispensaries ranging from $60 in some markets to more than $100 in others, according to a survey of business owners conducted for the 2015 Marijuana Business Factbook. The amount of money patients spend depends […]

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Survey Shows Drop in Colorado Cannabis Prices, Spending

Increased competition has led to a decline in marijuana prices and per-customer spending, according to a survey of Colorado cannabis businesses. Customers are spending about $50 per visit, half of what they were a year earlier, according to a survey by Convergex, a New York-based brokerage that services institutional investors. Flower now sells for $250 […]

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Chart of the Week: Small Companies Employ 74% of Cannabis Workforce

By Becky Olson From a 30,000-foot perspective, the marijuana industry mirrors other sectors in a key way: 98% of all cannabis companies classify as small businesses. That’s nearly identical to the breakdown for the overall business community in the United States. Furthermore, nearly 90% of small businesses in both the cannabis industry and the U.S. […]

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Chart of the Week: IRS Audit Rate for Existing Marijuana Businesses

By Becky Olson More than 6% of operational cannabis companies surveyed by Marijuana Business Daily said they have been audited by the Internal Revenue Service, which suggests that the industry faces more scrutiny on the tax front than other sectors. Testing labs reported the highest rate, with roughly 13% saying they have been audited, followed […]

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Chart of the Week: Cannabis Cultivation Methods in Oregon vs. National Breakdown

By Becky Olson Outdoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation is four times more prevalent in Oregon than in the marijuana industry at large, according to data from the state and the Marijuana Business Factbook. The difference highlights how marijuana growing methods are influenced not only by regulations, but also by other factors including geography, climate and […]

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