The increasing legalization of cannabis retail products is entering a new phase of development, shifting from establishing sustainable single-state business models and market share, to national, multi-state expansion according to From Dispensaries to Superstores: Opportunities in Cannabis Retail, a new report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics. Currently, however, only four states (Oklahoma, California, Colorado and Oregon) make up 80 percent of the total active retail licenses nationally — a clear indication of the legal cannabis industry's relative immaturity as a consumer retail channel.
With this imminent shift, the report found that single-state operators are in a prime position to leverage early-market share into broader national expansion while still maintaining margins and fending off new competitors. . . . more