Alaska : Cannabis sales increased by 20% to $ 181.5 million in 2019, and the number of related employees is estimated at 3,559. The new authorized public cannabis consumption bar is expected to boost summer tourist sales.
Arizona: Sales of the medical cannabis industry increased by 21%. The total market size is estimated at $ 709 million, driving 15,059 jobs. The legalization of recreational cannabis in November this year is an important concern.
Arkansas: In 2019, the state ’s first medicinal cannabis store opened with sales of $ 48 million, but the latest data shows that the market size in early 2020 has doubled to more than $ 90 million, driving 1,777 jobs.
California: In 2019, the state ’s medicinal cannabis caregiver laws resulted in the legal status of about 8,000 jobs becoming illegal. In 2020, more cities will relax strict cannabis restrictions, and these jobs will regain legal status at a slow but steady pace. The state ’s legal sales in 2019 totaled $ 2.03 billion, but it still accounted for only a small portion of total sales, driving 39,804 jobs.
Colorado: The state is the first legal retail market in the United States. It continues to grow in 2019, with sales of $ 1.77 billion and related employment of more than 34,700, which is almost the same as California.
Connecticut: One of the slowest growing states in the medical cannabis industry in the United States. There are currently 14 cannabis stores and nearly 40,000 patients. The state only counts the number of patients, but estimates that sales in 2019 will be in the $ 60 million range, with 1,372 related employment.
Delaware: The number of registered medical cannabis patients increased by 82% year-on-year, with sales of nearly $ 37 million in 2019 and 720 employees. District of Columbia: The possession of marijuana by all adults in Washington, DC, is still legal (excluding federal buildings), but retail is still prohibited. In 2019, legal medicinal cannabis sales exceeded $ 19 million, and fewer than 390 people were employed.
Florida: Sales in 2019 increased by 93% year-on-year, because more than 300,000 registered patients in the state were finally approved to purchase combustible cannabis flowers. At the end of the year, the cannabis store’s weekly sales totaled 19,000 ounces. Florida’s total market size (annual total sales) is close to $ 800 million, approaching adult cannabis retail states such as Oregon and Washington.
Hawaii: Geographical and climatic reasons plus the tradition of family growing cannabis make it difficult to statistically analyze the size of the cannabis market in the state. The number of registered patients in the state is close to 27,000, but the number of cannabis stores is limited. For example, there is only one store in Kauai. We estimate that annual sales in Hawaii are between $ 30 million and $ 40 million, and 745 people are employed.
Illinois: The state’s medicinal cannabis market has matured, and adult cannabis retail stores have opened on January 1, 2020. The state’s sales in 2019 were $ 327 million, but the 2020 data indicates that the annual market size has reached $ 470 million, and the number of employees is 9,176. By the end of this year, it will not be difficult to achieve sales of $ 600 million.
Iowa: In 2019, 5,500 registered patients visited the first cannabis store, but there is limited room for growth in 2020. Annual sales are $ 6 million, and the number of employees is about 120.
Louisiana: After many years of waiting, the state finally opened nine cannabis stores in 2019. However, the number of patients is still only a thousand, annual sales are less than $ 5 million, and the number of employees is about 90.
Maine: Like Hawaii, this state is also an agricultural state. There are a large number of registered medical cannabis patients (close to 46,000), but the family has a strong tradition of growing cannabis, so it is difficult to estimate the market size. There are 8 authorized cannabis stores in the state. In 2020, the first adult cannabis store is also expected to open. There are currently 400 full-time employees in the cannabis industry, but this number may double or triple by the end of the year.
Maryland: With more than 87,000 registered patients, the cannabis industry in the state is booming. Sales in 2019 increased 74% year-on-year to $ 324 million, with 6,353 full-time employees.
Massachusetts: The state became the first adult retail market on the East Coast last year, with sales soaring from $ 156 million in 2018 to $ 404 million in 2019. The current market size is $ 676 million, and sales in 2020 may exceed $ 700 million . There are 13,255 full-time employees in the legal cannabis industry.
Michigan: Like California, Michigan also experienced a difficult transition in 2019, and many of the original legal medicinal cannabis stores lost their legal status. The first adult marijuana store opened in late 2019, but there are no stores in many areas such as Detroit. The state ’s current market size is $ 420 million, 8,235 people are employed, and sales should return to more than $ 800 million, should not be a problem, but it will take time.
Minnesota: One of the states with the strictest medical cannabis regulation in the country, with 18,000 patients, but only two cannabis stores. Annual sales are $ 39 million and 764 people are employed.