How to Profit in the Multi-Billion Dollar Recreational Cannabis Industry

Get your piece of the recreational cannabusiness pie

Legalized recreational cannabis sales are already taking off in Colorado – and coming soon to a state near you. Sales are already exponentially larger than MMJ revenues in the same areas.

From the editors of Marijuana Business Daily, this 85-page ebook, published February 2014, features practical information for startups as well as expanding businesses. You’ll discover:

  • Financial forecasts
  • Top 13 business niche opportunities – from cultivation to security
  • Market research data on what recreational consumers really want
  • Retail lessons learned from Colorado’s launch
  • Which states are likely to legalize recreational next and how to ensure your state’s legislation is ‘business friendly’

Download your copy of this ebook now if you’re considering launching or expanding into any of these areas:

  • Commercial Cultivation
  • Recreational Retail
  • Edibles & Infused Products
  • Testing Labs
  • Cannabusiness Consulting
  • Insurance
  • Marketing Services
  • Packaging
  • Paraphernalia
  • Payment Processing
  • Real Estate
  • Security
  • Software & Technology


Profiting in the Cannabusiness Recreational Marketplace is a great tool to learn the all-important differences of the cannabis industry from other areas of business; it will provide a well-rounded foundation of knowledge that is absolutely essential to success in the cannabis market.”
– Luke Ramirez, Owner, Cannabis Talks and Walking Raven Retail & Medical Marijuana Center

“The Recreational Handbook provides a wealth of knowledge paramount to the success of any entrepreneur considering a venture into the emerging and evolving industry of cannabis.”
– Lance Ott, Guardian Data Systems

“As a marijuana landlord and consultant specializing in this industry, I am in frequent and close contact with all of my marijuana business tenants, as well as business people in the ancillary markets surrounding the core industry. Due to the complexities inherent in this industry, and the rapidly- changing circumstances occurring frequently, I find it invaluable to have the ‘Marijuana Business Factbook‘ as well as the handbook ‘Profiting in the Cannabusiness Recreational Marketplace‘ published by CannaBusiness Media. These guys are the go-to source in the industry, without equal, and I find their viewpoints in the industry very valuable and helpful. I recommend all of my clients and tenants buy and read these publications.”
– Kerry Blasdel, Plant Medicines of Colorado LLC

“Everyone, from enthusiastic newbies to the most seasoned pros, will find this book invaluable. Cannabusiness Media is my go-to source for the industry’s most relevant, up to date information.”
– Doug Banfelder, Premier Southwest Insurance

“As a small scale commercial organic grower for more than 30 years, continued success necessitates that I look for crops which promise high potential margins. Recreational use is not legal here yet but this Handbook has given me great insight into what it takes to be prepared for when wholesale cultivation will be permitted. A must read for anyone thinking of specializing it this field of horticulture.”
– Tom Johnson, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Introduction & Overview
Chapter 1: The Recreational Business Opportunity
Chapter 2: New Consumer Demographic: The Recreational Marketplace
Chapter 3: What Recreational Customers Really Want – Study Data
Chapter 4: The Federal Government & Recreational Cannabis
Chapter 5: Top 8 Challenges to the Recreational Boom
Chapter 6: Which States are Likely to Join Next?
Chapter 7: Paths Toward Legalization
Chapter 8: Overview of Colorado & Washington State Laws
Chapter 9: Retail Lessons from Colorado’s Recreational Launch
Chapter 10: Top 4 Cannabusiness Niches Profiled
Chapter 11: Top 9 Ancillary Business Niches Profiled
Appendix 1: The Cole Memorandum
Appendix 2: Glossary

Order now to download your copy of this 85-page eBook instantly!

About Marijuana Business Daily

Founded in 2011, Marijuana Business Daily is the most trusted cannabis industry trade publication. Researched and written by our in-house team of professional business journalists, we bring the industry the financial and legal information it needs to flourish.

Marijuana Business Daily is a division of Marijuana Business Media which also produces Marijuana Business Magazine – the industry’s first print trade journal, the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo – the most established – and by far the largest – national event for industry professionals, as well as an exclusive line of business books. Our Marijuana Industry Directory is the most comprehensive listing of suppliers, wholesalers, and service providers to America’s legal cannabis business.

Marijuana Business Media is a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc., headquartered in Pawtucket RI with staff in Colorado. Our goal is to bring top-notch professional news, advisories, and research data to the emerging cannabis industry.

We have been featured in Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Dow Jones, NBC News, Seattle PI, the Oregonian, The Denver Post, The Boston Globe and many other national and regional media.