Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (2020 Midyear Update)

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We have been tracking key cannabis activities on the Cannacurio blog and this week we look at cultivation licenses issued through the first six months of the year. All year California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 90% of the new cultivation licenses issued and that trend continued though June 30. Oklahoma rebounded from May while California has increased every month in the second quarter.

Cannabis Cultivation Licenses January-June 2020

Key Findings

  • Active cannabis cultivation licenses in the database is now 13,978
  • 2,943 new cultivation licenses have been added this year
  • California is up 33% while Oklahoma is up 24% YTD
  • Michigan was a distant third with 140 licenses added through June but is up 68% YTD
  • 91% of the new licenses were in California and Oklahoma

The table below shows the states that have issued new cultivation licenses through the end of June.

2020 New Active Licenses Created by Month / Cultivators

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Ed Keating

Ed Keating is a co-founder and Chief Data Officer of Cannabiz Media and oversees our data research and government relations efforts. He has spent his whole career working with and advising information companies in the compliance space. Ed has overseen complex multijurisdictional product lines in the securities, corporate, UCC, safety, environmental and human resource markets and focuses on workflow products over the last twenty five years.  During that time he has worked for both startup and established information companies where he has led marketing, product management and sales organizations.  These companies include Wolters Kluwer/Commerce Clearing House, CT Corporation, EDGAR Online and Business & Legal Reports. At Cannabiz Media Ed enjoys the challenge of working with regulators across the globe as he and his team gather corporate, financial, and license information to track the people, products and businesses in the cannabis economy. Ed graduated from Hamilton College and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

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