We have been tracking key cannabis activities on the Cannacurio blog and this week we look at YTD cultivation licenses. Last time we checked California and Oklahoma were responsible for 94% of the new cultivation licenses issued and that trend continued though it is down slightly. Oklahoma shows a steady decline while California bounced back in May.
- Active licenses are up 17% since the beginning of the year with 2,382 added
- California is up 26% while Oklahoma is up 20%
- Michigan was a distant third with 88 licenses added through May
- 92% 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 May.
In California the predominant cultivation type chosen is Small and accounts for almost 60% of the licenses issued:
And here are the leaders on the multi-license leader board. These license holders are all in California.
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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.