Thinking About the Cannabis Industry? Here’s some Data That May Be Helpful (INFOGRAPHIC)

The State of the Legalized Marijuana Industry in the US Today (INFOGRAPHIC)

Not too long ago, the marijuana business was considered illegal in most American states.

Today, it’s a fast growing industry, legal in several states across US. Not surprisingly, the number of “potpreneurs” is growing every minute.

Current State of the Legalized Marijuana Industry

But what unique opportunities and challenges does the cannabis industry present? New data from business career site BusinessStudent provides an in-depth analysis of the marijuana industry and its growth prospects.

Cannabis Business Presents Growth Opportunities

According this data, the legal cannabis market is expected to be worth $24 billion by 2025. Moreover, the cannabis market is set to create almost 300,000 jobs by 2020.

Interestingly, the number of women executives in the cannabis industry is 27 percent. That’s 4 percent higher than the national average of 23 percent, reflecting the opportunities for women in this business.

Where to Start a Cannabis Business

Two of the best states to start a cannabis business are Colorado and California.

Thanks to its open licensing laws, Denver has twice as many cannabis dispensaries as it does Starbucks. As for California, the state is expected to have recreational cannabis business licenses available in 2018. This will pave the way for a variety of cafes, restaurants and dispensaries.

Entrepreneurs in New York and Minnesota, however, might have to wait before they can start their marijuana business. New York has harsh regulations and highly competitive licensing, while Minnesota allows just eight dispensaries in the state.

Restrictions on Cannabis Marketing and Promotion

Despite being legal in several states, most online networks, social media sites, broadcasters and print publications enforce some kind of ban on cannabis ads.

States with legalized cannabis restrict ads, such as preventing businesses from running commercials or buying billboard space where children may see it.

To learn more about the prospects of the cannabis business, check out the infographic below:

The State of the Legalized Marijuana Industry in the US Today (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Shubhomita Bose Shubhomita Bose is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. She covers key studies and surveys about the small business market, along with general small business news. She draws on 8 years of experience in copywriting, marketing and communications, having worked extensively on creating content for small and medium sized enterprises.

5 Reactions
  1. Now that it has been legalized, we can see some businesses around this. But there will always be some restrictions.

  2. There is great opportunity in this niche. I think that niche marketers are now looking at this and trying to look for an angle on how they can make money from this.

  3. This will really have its impact on the industry. Sure, it has its limits. But that doesn’t mean that it will not grow.

  4. I really like this post it was excellent and integrating post. The cannabis industry is composed of legal cultivators and producers, consumers, independent industrial standards bodies, ancillary products and services, regulators and researchers concerning cannabis and its industrial derivative, hemp. Moreover, I like your infographics way of explanation about cannabis.

  5. Great infograph! It’s always interesting to see how the cannabis industry will adapt in new regions. In canada weed delivery is still illegal in some regions but others allow free delivery of cannabis! Looking forwards to seeing how the united states and other regions handle marijuana delivery