Plunging Prices Push Michigan Cannabis Sales 9% Lower in January

Following a record-setting December for adult-use sales, Michigan cannabis sales in total decreased 9% to $152.6 million in January, up 41% from a year ago:

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency breaks out sales by medical and adult-use, with medical sales falling 32% from a year ago to $28.0 million, down 15% sequentially, and adult-use sales increasing 85% to $124.6, down 8% sequentially:

The state breaks out sales by category and provides pricing detail by category, for both medical and adult-use:


In the larger and more rapidly growing adult-use market, flower and trim sales represented 57% of the overall market, slightly higher than the 56% in Q4 and similar to the  57% in Q3.

As supply continues to expand, flower pricing for adult-use has seen a dramatic decline. In January, the average price of $2443 per pound plunged 17% from December and fell 53% from a year ago:

Michigan cannabis sales expanded 82% in 2021 to $1.79 billion. The program should continue to expand ahead as supply becomes more available and as distribution expands.

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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