Marijuana Industry Data and Charts

Chart of the Week: Cannabis Industry Attracts Highly Educated Leaders

By Becky Olson Cannabis industry executives holding post-high school certificates and degrees clock in at a rate 19 percentage-points higher than all U.S. professionals age 25 and older. A recent Marijuana Business Daily survey showed 87% of cannabis professionals in executive or management roles have completed some sort of degree or certification after high school. 

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Chart of the Week: Cannabis Stocks End 2015 With Bumps, Bruises

By Becky Olson Last year was a tumultuous one for cannabis stocks, further deterring institutional investors from getting involved in a notoriously high-risk sector. A sampling of 12 stocks analyzed by Marijuana Business Daily started the year off strong, collectively rising about 27% during the first few weeks of 2015.

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Chart of the Week: Recreational Cannabis Surplus in WA Squeezing Growers

By Becky Olson A big shakeout is materializing in Washington State’s recreational cannabis industry as businesses struggle to determine the ideal balance between supply and demand. From July 2014 through November 2015, licensed growers produced about 16,000 more pounds of marijuana than the amount retail stores sold, according to state data.

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Chart of the Week: 60% of Cannabis Companies Don’t Have Bank Accounts

By Becky Olson Roughly 60% of companies operating in the cannabis industry don’t have bank accounts for their businesses, according to first-of-its-kind data from a survey conducted by Marijuana Business Daily. The situation is even worse for companies that actually handle the plant, with 70% reporting that they’re currently operating without traditional banking services.

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Chart of the Week: Arizona’s medical marijuana industry gaining steam

By Becky Olson Business is booming for medical cannabis companies in Arizona. Aside from a 33% surge in patient numbers during the first 10 months of the year, dispensaries are on pace to sell more than 586,000 ounces of marijuana in 2015 – an increase of over 80% from 2014, according to data from the state.

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