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Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores: Market Research Report

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Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Market Research Report | NAICS OD4142 | Sep 2016

Half-baked: Conflicting regulations add uncertainty to industry's recent sky-high growth

IBISWorld’s Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growing acceptance of medical marijuana is providing operators with unprecedented opportunities
  • Legal sale of recreational marijuana has spurred the industry’s more recent astronomical growth
  • Although the industry has largely flourished under the Obama administration, its future remains hazy
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Medical and Recreational Marijuana Stores industry has experienced exponential growth over the past five years, thanks to the increasing acceptance of medical marijuana and the introduction of legal recreational cannabis sales in Colorado and Washington state. Nevertheless, marijuana's continued classification as an illicit substance under federal law has contributed to significant uncertainty for industry operators. Still, demographic factors that have led to a rise in chronic illness will continue to drive demand for medical cannabis, as will the expected relaxation of regulations across several additional states... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Medical and Recreational Marijuana Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on labor in 2016, industry operators allocated just $0.05 toward the purchase of capital. This figure has remained relatively unchanged over the five years to 2016, a trend that is expected to hold moving forward. By comparison, for every $1.00 spent on labor in 2011, industry operators allocated just $0.04 toward the purchase of capital.

The provision of industry services is relatively low-tech. Since industry operators are involved in the retail business, they must invest in typical equipment such as computers and software, as well as registers, to sell cannabis. Mor.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry are

  • Ability to attract community support
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • Fast adjustments to changing regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Regulation and Per capita disposable income in the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry?

    This industry includes stores that retail medical marijuana (by prescription only) and recreational marijuana. However, the legal sale of recreational marijuana is currently limited to the states of Colorado and Washington.

    Industry Products
    Edible cannabis productsSmokable indica cannabis productsSmokable sativa cannabis products
    Industry Activities
    Retail edible cannabis productsRetail smokable indica cannabis productsRetail smokable sativa cannabis products

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Regulation
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older
  • External competition
  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing
  • Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Edible cannabis products
  • Smokable indica cannabis products
  • Smokable sativa cannabis products
  • Chart: Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Government regulation
  • Income and demographics
  • Major Markets
  • Medical marijuana patients with severe pain
  • Recreational marijuana customers
  • Medical marijuana patients with muscle spasms
  • Medical marijuana patients with severe nausea
  • Medical marijuana patients with cancer
  • Medical marijuana patients with other symptoms
  • Medical marijuana patients with seizures
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External completion
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The plant from which medical marijuana is harvested from.
  • Dispenary
  • Designated medical marijuana retail stores
  • Edibles
  • Edible cannabis products, often in the form of baked goods or candies

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Medical & Recreational Marijuana Stores market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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