It is predicted that in 2025, legal marijuana sales will earn as much as 23 Billion USD in the US alone. (New Frontier Data, 2018)

Ancillary & products companies make up for the number of cannabis stores in the USA with a minimum of 13,000 businesses and a maximum of 18,000 businesses. (Marijuana Business Daily, 2017)

2016 became the year of investments in the legal cannabis industry, totalling to a sum of 477.96 Million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Nevada saw an increase in legal cannabis of up to 131% in 2018 (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • Washington had the largest growth rate of legal cannabis by up to 242% as of 2015. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • As of 2017, Ancillary & products companies make up for the number of cannabis stores in the USA with a minimum of 13,000 businesses and a maximum of 18,000 businesses. (Marijuana Business Daily, 2017)

  • Overall, around 28,000 marijuana businesses exist in the USA in 2017. (Marijuana Business Daily, 2017)

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  • Summary shows that Real Estate & Renovations make up 40% for growing in-house cannabis and starting up retailers to sell cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily, 2017)

  • Real Estate & Innovations also make up 27% of startup expenses by a standalone retailer (Marijuana Business Daily, 2017)

  • 2016 became the year of investments in the legal cannabis industry, totalling to a sum of $477.96M. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • The trend of investing in the marijuana business slowed down in 2017 with a massive drop of $235.68M (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Thanks to the legalization of marijuana, there will be approximately 283,422 new jobs available by 2020. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • There will be over 198,195 direct employment in 2020 thanks to the legalization of marijuana. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • The average price of weed is significantly more expensive in DC ($600.7/oz) versus other states (ranging from $210.6 to $354/oz) (Price of Weed, 2018)

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  • Denver makes the highest quality marijuana in all of Colorado, priced at $500/oz (Price of Weed, 2018)

  • Denver’s high quality marijuana price lowered last October 11, priced at $250/oz (Price of Weed, 2018)

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  • While it only makes medium quality hemp, Portland has the price of $800/oz in 2018 (Price of Weed, 2018)

  • Portland’s medium quality marijuana was priced at $286/oz in Oct 16, 2018. (Price of Weed, 2018)

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  • Based on the previous years of 2017 and 2018, marijuana consumption will constantly increase by at least 1.2 billion USD on the following years up to 2025 (BDS Analytics; ArcView, 2019)

  • Total sales of cannabis consumption in 2017 was 1 billion USD (BDS Analytics; ArcView, 2019)

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  • At the end of 2016, the total sum of legal weed sales was 6.56 billion USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • By 2025, total sales of legal cannabis in the US will be 24.07 billion USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • 2017 saw the rise in weed consumption popularity with over 25,997 users in just the past month (SAMHSA; RTI International, 2017)

  • 2014 and 2015 had minimal gap since this was the awkward time when marijuana was both legal and illegal depending on the state (SAMHSA; RTI International, 2017)

  • Marijuana consumers significantly increased in 2016 with over 23,981 (SAMHSA; RTI International, 2017)

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  • Judging from the numbers in 2016, the market value of casual weed will almost be the same as medical hemp in 2025. (Marijuana.com; New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • In 2025, the market value for medical marijuana will be $13.2B (Marijuana.com; New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • While 2016 in Washington was off to a great start and constantly increasing its production of legal marijuana, it immediately crashed after it peaked at 22,011.57 pounds in March and down to 8,438.58 pounds in May (WSLCB, 2017)

  • Production volume of consumable marijuana in Washington in August 2016 increased significantly from 15,088 pounds to 19,441 pounds (WSLCB, 2017)

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  • Plant Biology makes up 44.44% for patent related to cannabis distribution the US since 1976. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Medical Patent slowly rose as years went by and significantly became more frequent in patent related to cannabis distribution since its legalization in the United States, making up 25.25% of the overal distribution. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • California rules from both legal and illegal marijuana amassing to a total of 5.6 billion USD in the U.S. (New Frontier Data, 2018)
  • Wyoming has the smallest number of potential buyers, totalling to just 402,000 USD. (New Frontier Data, 2018)

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  • Based on current standings, tax revenue from marijuana will increase by 1.19 billion USD from 2017 to 2020. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • State sale taxes of cannabis in 2017 only made 140,000 USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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Recreational Marijuana Retail Sales in the US

Overall marijuana retail sales in the US can reach up to 8.7 billion USD in 2021. (Marijuana Business Daily, 2016)

Flower/plant-type marijuana is responsible for 54.21% of cannabis distribution in the American market.

Candy made up 44% of the US edible marijuana market share in 2018, followed by tinctures with 17%.

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  • Based on the sales from 2014 to 2016, overal retail sales can reach up to 8.7 billion USD in 2021. (Marijuana Business Daily, 2016)

  • Retail sales of marijuana for relaxation purposes in 2014 yielded 400 million USD (Marijuana Business Daily, 2016)

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  • Flower/plant-type marijuana is responsible for 54.21% of cannabis distribution in the American market. (New Frontier Data; Various sources (GreenRush), 2016)

  • Marijuana-flavored vape alot 7.50% of the distribution in the US market. (New Frontier Data; Various sources (GreenRush), 2016)

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  • Total sales of both casual and medical weed in Colorado made the most in 2017 with over 151 million USD (The Cannabist; Colorado Department of Revenue; Denver Post, 2017)

  • In 2017, recreational marijuana made 1.09 million USD while medical cannabis made 416.52 million USD (The Cannabist; Colorado Department of Revenue; Denver Post, 2017)

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  • Sales revenue of marijuana in Colorado peaked on August 2017 with 101.55 million USD (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

  • Sale revenue marijuana in Colorado decreased in the following months, hitting as low as $87.69M in November 2017 until it bounced back in December 2017 with $96.35M (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

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  • Volume sales of marijuana-infused edibles peaked in July 2017 with over 918,464 consumed weed-infused goods. (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

  • Sales of marijuana-infused edibles tanked to just 707,064 in November 2017 but got back in December 2017 with over 857,260 consumed weed-infused goods. (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

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  • Sales volume of marijuana-infused non-edibles in July 2017 was slightly higher than August 2017 with 83,123 over 80,598. (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

  • The sales of marijuana-infused non-edibles decreased every month after July until December 2017 (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

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  • September 2017 (21,847 pounds) had the biggest sales volume of adult cannabis flower by only a slight margin against December 2017 (21,562 pounds) (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

  • November 2017 was the third lowest sales volume of adult cannabis flower, making only 20,015 pounds (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

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  • Value of sold marijuana in Washington was highest in 2017, sold at 1.32 billion USD (WSLCB, 2018)

  • Value of sold marijuana in Washington in 2018 was the 2nd lowest in the chart with an overall value of 534.06 million USD (WSLCB, 2018)

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  • In Washington 2017, flower-type marijuana had the biggest monthly shares with over 60.9% (Headset, 2016)

  • While monthly sales share decreased for the flower-type, vape, pre-rolled cannabis, edible weed and concentrates as months went by until May 2017, Washington. (Headset, 2016)

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  • At 91.4%, marijuana capsules were the top sharers for existing brands and products of May 2016 in Washington. (Headset, 2016)

  • On the other hand, concentrates allot the most shares with 61.8% when it came to the existing brands and new products in Washington (Headset, 2016)

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  • June 2017 had the most monthly sales revenue of marijuana in Washington with over 125.65 million USD, slightly over March 2017 that had 124.81 million USD. (WSLCB, 2017)

  • May 2016 had the lowest monthly sales of revenue of marijuana in Washington with 80.6 million USD. (WSLCB, 2017)

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  • 2017 ruled with 314.84 million USD in excise tax revenue of Marijuana in the state of Washington. (WSLCB, 2018)

  • 2015 had the lowest excise tax revenue of marijuana in Washington with 64.88 million USD (WSLCB, 2018)

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  • Expected number of potential customers of marijuana is short-handed with 100 billion USD versus painkillers, ruling the chart at 300 billion USD. (Ackrell Capital, 2016)

  • Compared to alcohol, potential buyers of marijuana was 200 billion USD (Ackrell Capital, 2016)

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  • California made the most among the compared states with 2.5 billion USD in 2018 in legal marijuana sales. (BDS Analytics; ArcView, 2019)

  • Nevada made the least legal marijuana sales in 2018 with 6 million USD (BDS Analytics; ArcView, 2019)

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  • From 2016 to 2020, 2016 had the highest price for cannabis in Alaska, costing $14/g (Marijuana Policy Group, 2014)

  • By 2020, forecasted average cannabis price in Alaska will be $9/g. (Marijuana Policy Group, 2014)

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  • As the leading state, the market value of adult consumption of marijuana in California will be worth 3.1 million USD in 2020. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • By 2020, DC will only make 34 million USD in market value of adults using cannabis. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • Candy made up 44% of the edible marijuana market share in 2018, followed by tinctures with 17%. (BDS Analytics, 2019)

  • Tinctures followed up as second in edible marijuana market share in the US for 2018 with 17%. (BDS Analytics, 2019)

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Legal State Retail Forecast

The overall sales value of cannabis in California is forecasted to reach 102.7 million USD in 2019. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

The overall sales value of cannabis in Colorado is forecasted to reach 1.7 million USD in 2019. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

The overall sales value of cannabis in Maine is forecasted to reach 217 million USD in 2019. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in California will be at its highest in 2025 worth 6.59 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in California made the least in 2016 with 2.7 million USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Colorado will be at its highest in 2025 worth 1.94 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Colorado made the least in 2016 with $1.3M (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Maine will be at its highest in 2025 worth 432 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Maine made the least in 2016 with $56M (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Massachusetts will be at its highest in 2025 worth 6.59 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Massachusetts made the least in 2016 with 5.2 million USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Nevada will be at its highest in 2025 worth 814 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Nevada made the least in 2016 with 5.3 million USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Oregon will be at its highest in 2025 worth 1,040 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Oregon made the least in 2016 with 5.7 million USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Washington will be at its highest in 2025 worth 1.76 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Washington made the least in 2016 with 760,000 USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Vermont will be at its highest in 2025 worth 53 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Vermont made the least in 2016 with 10.2 million USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • On forecast, the overall sales value of cannabis in Alaska will be at its highest in 2025 worth 138 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • The overall cannabis sales value in Alaska made the least in 2016 with 3.4 million USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

Recreational Marijuana Consumer Behavior in the U.S

Over 122 million people in the US have tried marijuana. (SAMHSA; RTI International, 2017)

Among the age groups, 30-49 year old US mariuana consumers make up 51% (Gallup, 2017)

86% of US adults agree that cannabis has valid medical uses. (Marijuana.com; New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Over 122.943 million people in the US have tried marijuana in 2017. (SAMHSA; RTI International, 2017)

  • 2015 was only slightly higher than 2014 with 117.865 million over 117.213 million respectively. (SAMHSA; RTI International, 2017)

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  • 55% of adults in the U.S use marijuana to relax. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Tied at 40%, adults in the U.S use marijuana to relieve stress or enjoy social experiences. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • At 74%, flower-type marijuana is the most commonly consumed way of marijuana among US adults in Jan 2017 (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Edibles marijuana such as chocolates and candies are at a second with 44%. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Recreational facilities make up 60% of marijuana distribution among US users. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 33% of marijuana distribution in the U.S is due to friends. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 72% of adults in the U.S say marijuana has less dangerous side effects and factors versus both methamphetamine and heroin. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Around 28% of US adults say marijuana is more dangerous than cigarettes. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • In 2018, 12% of U.S consumers that never purchased alcohol say they’ll never touch wine or liquor if marijuana became legal. (TABS Analytics; Survey Sampling International, 2018)

  • In that same year, U.S consumers that purchased regularly make up 9%, saying they’ll stop consuming the stuff once marijuana became legal in the country. (TABS Analytics; Survey Sampling International, 2018)

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  • In 2018, the Border Patrol of Rio Grandey Valley (SW Border) seized 204, 323 pounds worth of marijuana. (US Customs and Border Protection, 2018)

  • In the same year, the Border Patrol in all sectors have confiscated 461,030 pounds of marijuana. (US Customs and Border Protection, 2018)

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  • In July 2017, 13% of US marijuana smokers are men. (Gallup, 2017)

  • In July 2017, 7% of US marijuana smokers are women. (Gallup, 2017)

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  • Among the age groups, 30-49 year old US mariuana consumers make up for 51% (Gallup, 2017)

  • People aged 50-64 years old of US marijuana consumers come at second with 49%. (Gallup, 2017)

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  • In 2019, 59% people at 65 years old and older support weed laws, while 35% oppose and 6% are neutral. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

  • In that same year, 52% of 18-34 yr old registered voters oppose weed laws while 42% of them support it and 6% at neutral. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

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  • Mississippi boasts the most percentage of US adults with 35.36% thinking smoking weed at least once a month is bad. (SAMHSA; NSDUH, 2017)

  • Texas comes at a close second with 35.21% of people thinking smoking weed at least once a month is bad. (SAMHSA; NSDUH, 2017)

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  • In 2017, 13% of people in the U.S who make less than $30,000 have smoked weed. (Gallup, 2017)

  • Only 9% of people in the U.S that make $75,000 or more have smoked weed. (Gallup, 2017)

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  • Monthly rounded number of cultivated marijuana in Colorado was at its peak in September 2017 with over 732,202. (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

  • Monthly rounded number of cultivated marijuana in Colorado gradually dropped down from October to December on that same year, with the lowest being 669,044 in December. (Colorado Department of Revenue, 2017)

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  • In July 2017, 44% of people in the U.S that make $75,000 and more in household income have tried out marijuana. (Gallup, 2017)

  • In July 2017, 42% alots to both people in the U.S with household income of less than $30,000 and those that earn less than $75,000. (Gallup, 2017)

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  • 53% of people in the U.S that say marijuana is deadlier than alcohol are alcohol consumers themselves. (CBS; SSRS, 2017)

  • Only 7% of people in the U.S that say marijuana is deadlier than alcohol are marijuana users. (CBS; SSRS, 2017)

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  • Over 22% of marijuana consumers in the U.S say that they know someone who was arrested for possession of marijuana. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • In the same category, 4% of marijuana consumers in the U.S themselves were arrested for marijuana posession. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 57% of people disagree that cannabis use is a big concern among their families and friends. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 47% of people agree that depictions of cannabis in movies and TV have made marijuana usage look more tolerable. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 42% of adults in the U.S feel comfortable running a shop that sells marijuana in their neighborhood. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 39% of adults in the U.S feel uncomfortable with people growing cannabis in their neighborhood for personal use. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 86% of US adults agree that cannabis has valid medical uses. (Marijuana.com; New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Only 12% of US adults say people that use marijuana should be treated as criminals. (Marijuana.com; New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • In January 2017, over 50% of adults almost never used cannabis. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Adults that either used cannabis weekly or less than once a year are tied at 11%. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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Marijuana Legalization Statistics in the U.S

66% of US citizen want marijuana to be legalized. (Gallup, 2018)

Democrats are dominantly associated with the legalization of marijuana and are highest in 2018 with 75%. (Gallup, 2018)

66% of US residents said that marijuana legalization will reduce the amount of money criminals make from illegal drugs (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 55% of people say cannabis should be legalized and taxed like other products. (New Frontier Data; Full Circle Research, 2017)

  • 3% of American are indecisive about whether or not marijuana should be legalized. (New Frontier Data; Full Circle Research, 2017)

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  • Democrats are dominantly associated with the legalization of marijuana and are highest in 2018 with 75%. (Gallup, 2018)

  • Independent parties used to be the dominant political faction that support legalization of marijuana in 2000, 2003 and 2016. (Gallup, 2018)

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  • In 1969, only 12% of adults supported legalizing marijuana.
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  • 2018 was the highest with 66% of people saying marijuana should be legal. (Gallup, 2018)

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  • 78% of adults aged 18-34 support the legalizaation of marijuana in 2018. (Gallup, 2018)

  • 59% of elders 55 and up support the legalizaation of marijuana in 2018 (Gallup, 2018)

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  • The most consumers that support legal marijuana in April 2017 are 18-34 years-old at 76%. (CBS; SSRS, 2017)

  • In that same month and year, 37% of elders 65 and up support legal marijuana. (CBS; SSRS, 2017)

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  • 66% of US residents said that marijuana legalization will reduce the amount of money criminals make from illegal drugs (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 56% of US residents said legal marijuana can help improve the economy and create jobs. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 49% of US adults are concerned that legal marijuana may cause more people to drive while on drugs. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Meanwhile, 58% of the US adults say they are not concerned finding people using marijuana in public. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • The West, Midwest and South regions have the same level of concern at 65% in 2017/2018 (Gallup, 2018)

  • However, the East coast had the highest level of concern regarding legal marijuana in 2017/2018 with 67% (Gallup, 2018)

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  • In the Pacific coast, 63% of US voters want recreational marijuana to be legalized. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

  • The South coast holds the most number of registered US voters with 34% wanting the legalization of medical marijuana. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

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  • 54% of US voters less than 50 years old want the legalization of recreational marijuana. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

  • 25% of elder US voters 50 years and up say they’re fine with the current marijuana policy. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

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  • 57% of independent US voters prefer the legalization of marijuana; 2% higher than democrats. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

  • Republicans have a tie at 36% where they want both medical and recreational marijuana to be legal. (Mason-Dixon, 2018)

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  • From Oct 1 to 10 2018, 66% of people want marijuana to be legalized. (Gallup, 2018)

  • Opinion on marijuana illegalization was at an all-time low in Oct 2018 with only 32%. (Gallup, 2018)

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of American support marijuana illegalization. (Gallup, 2018)
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of US residents said legal marijuana can help improve the economy and create jobs. (New Frontier Data, 2017)
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is the level of concern regarding legal marijuana of the East coast (Gallup, 2018)

Marijuana on the U.S Teenagers

29.7% of American Indian (Alaska Native) 9-12th Graders admitted they have used marijuana within a month in 2017. (CDC, 2017)

79.7% of 12th Graders in 2018 say getting marijuana is very easy (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

Bisexual female high school students used marijuana the most among all genders at 55.6%. (CDC (Youth Risk Behavior Surveys); MMWR, 2017)

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  • 29.7% of American Indian 9-12th Graders admitted they have used marijuana within a month in 2017. (CDC, 2017)

  • 7.3% of Asian 9-12th Graders admitted they have used marijuana within a month in 2017. (CDC, 2017)

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  • In 1996 and 1997, 17.7 to 17.9% of students Grade 8, 10 and 12 have used marijuana; the highest numbers from 1991-2018 (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

  • The least percentage of students Grade 8, 10 and 12 that have used marijuana was in 1992 with only 7.7% (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

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  • 1997 had the highest number of students Grade 8, 10 and 12 with a lifetime frequency of marijuana usage at 37.8% (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

  • 1992 was the least number of students Grade 8, 10 and 12 with a lifetime frequency of marijuana usage at 21.1% (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

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  • Bisexual femal high school students used marijuana the most at 55.6%. (CDC (Youth Risk Behavior Surveys); MMWR, 2017)

  • On the other hand, gays lead in high school males that have used marijuana. It sits at 43.5%. (CDC (Youth Risk Behavior Surveys); MMWR, 2017)

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  • Over 44% of black females make up the most in US High School students that have used marijuana. (CDC, 2017)

  • Hispanic and black males and females sit at the same total percentage of 42%. (CDC, 2017)

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  • 62.9% of college students have never used marijuana for the past 30 days within the Fall of 2018. (NCHA, 2018)

  • 2.7% of college students have used marijuana for the past 30 days on a daily basis within the Fall of 2018. (NCHA, 2018)

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  • 1997 had the highest number of students Grade 8, 10 and 12 with a yearly frequency of marijuana usage at 30.1% (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

  • 1992 had the least number of students Grade 8, 10 and 12 with a yearly frequency of marijuana usage at 14.3% (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

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  • From 1995 to 2001, 88.5% of 12th Graders say getting marijuana is very easy. (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

  • 2015 had the lowest percentage of 12th Graders with 79.5% saying getting marijuana is very easy. (Institute for Social Research, 2018)

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  • Majority of 9-12th Graders have not used marijuanaa with 80% boys and 80.4% girls. (CDC, 2017)

  • 9-12th Grade students who are frequent users (40 times and up) sit at 4.7% males and 3.1% females. (CDC, 2017)

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of Black American 9-12th Graders admitted they have used marijuana within a month. (CDC, 2017)
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of female 9-12th Graders have not used marijuana. (CDC, 2017)
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of college students have used marijuana for the past 30 days on a daily basis. (NCHA, 2018)

Cannabis Industry

Globally, Tilray has the largest capital volume as a marijuana startup with 47 million US Dollars (CB Insights, 2018)

45% of US cannabis workers get paid vacation time. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

Over 87% of employees say they were never arrested because of cannabis. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

29.7% of American Indian (Alaska Native) 9-12th Graders admitted they have used marijuana within a month in 2017. (CDC, 2017)

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  • In 2017, 48% of US marijuana workers have never received benefits. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 45% of US cannabis workers get paid vacation time. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • In 2017, employees said they joined the marijuana industry to have the “ability to create change.” (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Only 7% joined the marijuana business to receive better benefits. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Over 87% of employees say they were never arrested because of cannabis. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Only 11% of them said they were arrested for cannabis. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • In 2017, the most common responsibility of marijuana companies in the USA is Cultivation (25%). (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Coming at close second is Marketing/PR and Brand Management as a responsibility of a cannabis-based company at 24% (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Over 60% of people have not invested in cannabis (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 19% of people have invested in cannabis – both of which have touched and not touched the marijuana plant. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • Over 85% of cannabis workers have used the plant (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Only 15% of cannabis workers have never consumed marijuana. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 58% of people think that limited knowledge and lack of commitment are what stops cannabis business to achieve better labor (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 54% say that lack of gender diversity and specific recruitment also stop cannabis business from achieving better labor force. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 58% of marijuana-based employees consume the substance daily in 2017 (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Also in 2017, only 0.2% of marijuana workers have never used the substance. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • The most average weekly work hours in the marijuana business is 19 hours (19%). (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • Only 2% work in the marijuana business for 71 to 80 hours (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 60% think lack of mentors and good salaries/benefits are the biggest problems in the cannabis business. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • At a half, 50% workers say the biggest problem in the cannabis industry is gender discrimination. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • 42% have said they never worked for any of the given marijuana companies. (New Frontier Data, 2017)

  • 38% work at Women Grow (New Frontier Data, 2017)

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  • In 2017, cannabis retail taxes were 560,000 USD and state sale taxes were 100,000 USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • By 2020, the cannabis retail taxes will be 1.4 million USD and the state sale taxes at 410,000 USD (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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  • Debt raises of legal cannabis were at most in 2015 with 226. (New Frontier Data; Viridian Capital Advisors, 2017)

  • 2016 had the most equity raises of legal cannabis at 190 (New Frontier Data; Viridian Capital Advisors, 2017)

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  • 2016 had the most equity raises via legal cannabis with 1013 (New Frontier Data; Viridian Capital Advisors, 2017)

  • In that same year, it also had the most debt raises via legal cannabis with 210. (New Frontier Data; Viridian Capital Advisors, 2017)

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  • Globally, Tilray has the largest capital volume as a marijuana startup in the world with $47M (CB Insights, 2018)

  • Trailing the least is Springbig at $3.2M as capital volume of a marijuana startup (CB Insights, 2018)

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  • Legal marijuana for recreational use was responsible for the 2% sales growth rate of confections. (Nielsen, 2019)

  • Contrarily, only 1.3% sales growth rate of confections were because of illegal usage. (Nielsen, 2019)

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  • Legal marijuana for recreational use was responsible for the 7.2% sales growth rate of snacks and junk food (Nielsen, 2019)

  • 6% in sales growth of snacks and junk food were due to illegal marijuana (Nielsen, 2019)

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  • In 2017, Biotech and Pharmaceutical sectors made the most investment in the weed industry with 296.84 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

  • Cultivation and Retail came at close second with 235.67 million USD. (New Frontier Data, 2016)

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of people think that limited knowledge and lack of commitment are what stops cannabis business to achieve better labor (New Frontier Data, 2017)
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of cannabis employees work at Women Grow, a female cannabis organization (New Frontier Data, 2017)
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of marijuana-based employees consume the substance daily (New Frontier Data, 2017)
Dwight K. Blake Written by: Dwight K. Blake

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