Marijuana Industry Statistics, Data and Charts

Chart of the Week: Initial Rec Marijuana Sales in 3 States Highlight Role of Business, Regulatory Environment

By Becky Olson All cannabis markets are not created equal. The first three states to launch recreational marijuana programs had vastly different experiences during their initial week of sales. Colorado posted an impressive tally early last year, Washington State recorded an anemic total in mid-2014 and Oregon blew both out of the water earlier this month.

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Chart of the Week: Women Hold 36% of Executive-Level Positions in the Cannabis Industry

By Becky Olson Wet T-shirt contests at medical marijuana events. Magazine ads featuring half-naked women posing provocatively with buds and bongs. Requests that female job candidates send in photos with their resumes. The cannabis industry hasn’t been very welcoming to women in the past, which is perhaps one reason for the historical dearth of females working at marijuana companies.

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