Marijuana Industry Statistics, Data and Charts

Chart of the Week: Wholesale Recreational Cannabis Revenues Rocket 163% in Colorado

By Becky Olson Recreational cannabis sales via licensed stores ballooned 88% in Colorado last year to hit nearly $600 million, according to calculations based on data from the state’s revenue department. But an equally compelling story is tied to wholesale recreational marijuana sales, which soared 163% in 2015 to hit $234 million. 

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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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