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California's legal cannabis marketplace: By the numbers

In this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 photo customers line up to buy cannabis at The Apothecarium during the store's first day of recreational marijuana sale...
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, a customer purchases marijuana at the Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on the first...

In this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 photo customers line up to buy cannabis at The Apothecarium during the store's first day of recreational marijuana sale...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, a customer purchases marijuana at the Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on the first...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After one year of broad legal sales, California's marijuana marketplace remains in transition, as companies adapt to new rules and illegal operators continue to flourish. A snapshot of the emerging legal economy:

— Estimated 2018 sales at licensed dispensaries and delivery services: $2.5 billion.

— Breakdown of sales at dispensaries, by category: buds, 39 percent; concentrates, 33 percent; edibles, 16 percent; pre-rolled, 8 percent; topicals, 2 percent; accessories, 2 percent.

— Number of cultivation licenses: 4,795

— Number of retail storefronts: 531

— Distributors: 996

— Testing labs: 52

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Sources: BDS Analytics; California Bureau of Cannabis Control; California Department of Food and Agriculture


Updated : 2021-03-01 06:20 GMT+08:00