Marijuana Industry Statistics, Data and Charts


Chart: North Dakota’s medical marijuana program gathers steam, but challenges remain

After a slow start, North Dakota’s budding medical marijuana industry appears to be finding its footing. Limited access to MMJ, the temporary closure of a dispensary in the state’s most populous city and general complications from the coronavirus pandemic still present hurdles to medical cannabis operators, however. Nearly 15 months after sales began in March […]

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Canadian cannabis sales surged in March amid COVID-19, data shows

Retail sales of regulated cannabis in Canada soared in March, growing 19% on a monthly basis to a record 181 million Canadian dollars ($129 million). The March retail sales figures from Canada’s national data bureau confirm what industry sources told Marijuana Business Daily that month: Consumers flocked to cannabis stores to stock up as public […]

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British Columbia books record tax revenue from cannabis sales

British Columbia’s monthly share of the federal excise duty on adult-use cannabis hit a fresh high as the province continued to execute its plan to greatly expand the number of privately and publicly owned marijuana stores. For December, British Columbia’s share of the federal excise tax was 2.5 million Canadian dollars ($1.8 million) – the […]

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England’s medical cannabis market shows little growth as of early 2020

England’s medical cannabis market has barely gotten off the ground since launching about 19 months ago, with a two-tier system in which few patients access products through legal channels while most resort to illicit suppliers. Looking ahead, however, some industry insiders are hopeful that recently implemented import rules could boost the number of legal medical cannabis prescriptions […]

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Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland

Maryland’s medical cannabis market remains one of the strongest in the United States, with the robust sales and patient increases of 2019 persisting into a tumultuous 2020. Sales in Maryland hit $252 million in 2019, up from $109 million in 2018. Through March 2020, medical marijuana sales in the state eclipsed $91 million, an increase […]

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Many Europeans stockpiled illicit cannabis as COVID-19 set in, report suggests

Regular cannabis users in Europe might have stocked up on illegal products as the COVID-19 pandemic started to sweep over the continent earlier this year, according to a new analysis of darknet transactions. “This is observed to some extent in the data, where an increase in online trade via darknet markets, driven largely by cannabis products, […]

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Australia medical cannabis approvals steady as COVID-19 grips country

Approvals of medical cannabis prescriptions in Australia held steady as the country hunkered down for its battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows. The Therapeutic Goods Administration approved more than 7,300 Special Access Scheme Category B (SAS B) cumulative applications in March and April. That compares with approximately 6,700 total approvals for January and […]

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European cannabis market, rich with potential, worth 240 million euros in 2019, new report shows

Europe’s legal medical cannabis market might one day eclipse North America’s, but in 2019 the market was worth roughly 240 million euros ($260 million) – meaning the continent is still far from reaching its potential. That is one of the critical takeaways from Marijuana Business Daily’s updated – and free – report, “Medical Cannabis in […]

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Chart: Adult-use cannabis markets see uneven impact in April from coronavirus crisis

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dampen adult-use marijuana sales in most U.S. markets, Washington state experienced its strongest month of cannabis sales yet – highlighting the diversity of legal markets. According to point-of-sale data provided by Seattle-based Headset, April 2020 recreational marijuana sales in Washington state eclipsed $106 million, a record for the state. […]

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Coronavirus sparks marijuana retail workers to try unionizing in Illinois, Massachusetts

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated unionization efforts at a handful of cannabis stores and dispensaries in Illinois and Massachusetts that, if successful, could result in thousands of dollars in added staffing costs for the multistate operators that own the establishments. Safety concerns are among the issues spurring the unionization efforts, as well as pay, benefits, […]

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