July Cannabis Sales Slow

New Cannabis Ventures offers readers this easy-to-read exclusive summary of BDSA’s monthly cannabis sales data for 11 states.

Cannabis sales increased 0.8% sequentially in July after increasing 0.3% in June, according to cannabis data analytics firm BDSA. Looking at a per-day basis, sales decreased 2.4% sequentially. In this review, we share the results by state, beginning with the eastern markets and then concluding with the western markets. In total, BDSA estimates that sales across the 11 markets totaled $1.73 billion during the month.

Eastern Markets

BDSA provides coverage for Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In July, year-over-year growth ranged from -0.5% in Massachusetts to +31.8% in Michigan. We are excluding the decline in the Maryland medical market, as it would show growth if adult-use were included. Note that Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania are medical-only markets, though Maryland introduced adult-use in July, which is not yet included in the BDSA data. Sequential growth was negative in three markets, and only Michigan grew on a per-day basis. Annual growth was meager except in two states, but the growth in Florida was the slowest yet recorded.

Western Markets

BDSA provides coverage for Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon. In July, year-over-year growth  was negative in 4 of the 5 states, with the annual growth rates ranging from -14.8% in Colorado to 3.1% in Nevada. Three states grew sequentially, with the increase in the number of days helping. Only Nevada grew on a per-day basis from June. California fell sharply from a year ago, but the decline was less than the 16.6% decline in June.

For readers interested in a deeper look at cannabis markets across these eleven states and more, including segmentation by additional product categories, brand and item detail, longer history, and segmentation by product attributes, learn how BDSA Solutions can provide you with access to actionable data and analysis.

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online community 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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