Marijuana Business Magazine July 2019

Marijuana Business Magazine | July 2019 8 Source: 2019 Marijuana Business Factbook, U.S. Census Bureau Cannabis bythe Numbers | Maggie Cowee Estimated 2019 U.S. cannabis sales. Roughly two-thirds are expected to come from sales of recreational marijuana, with the balance from medical marijuana sales. This is about 35% higher than 2018 estimated sales. Number of potential customers in California , the nation’s largest adult-use market. The newly released Marijuana Business Factbook estimates 2019 adult-use in sales in California will be $3 billion-$3.7 billion. 6 million-7 million Number of registered patients in North Dakota’s medical marijuana system —currently the smallest U.S. program in terms of patients. The Marijuana Business Factbook estimates North Dakota’s 2019 medical marijuana sales will range from $900,000 to $1.1 million. 160 Percentage of U.S. population that now has access to legal marijuana. That is more than 243 million people. $11.2 billion- $13.7 billion Marijuana Across the United States T he wave of cannabis legalization spreading across the United States means more people every year have access to either medical or recreational marijuana. While the definition of recreational or adult-use marijuana is straightforward, what constitutes medical marijuana is still up for debate. By our definition, a state has legalized medical marijuana if: • It allows the sale of cannabis products containing at least 3% THC by weight. • It allows patients to purchase medical marijuana products from an in-state store or business. • It state has a qualifying-conditions list that includes more than one medical condition or set of symptoms. To address the changing landscape of legal cannabis in the United States, Marijuana Business Magazine has updated its map of medical and recreational markets. See the newly updated map of U.S. cannabis markets on page 28 of this issue.