November 3, 2015

Danger Will Robinson – Washington Cannabis Sales Tumble

Just a quicky … no charts, no graphs, just some concern over an unexpected event that I saw in the daily state sales data that were just posted by the WSLCB: AVERAGE DAILY SALES OF STATE-LEGAL CANNABIS FELL IN WASHINGTON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OCTOBER. Yup.  Average Daily Sales of Cannabis in the I-502 market hit only $1,978,210 in October (compared to $1,985,040 in September).    This is for ALL sales (including wholesale and retail). It is a little early for things to be flattening out and I suspect this […]
October 31, 2015

Store-Level Retail Markup

Continuing on the theme of Retail Markup summarized in my previous posting , I thought it would be helpful for readers of this blog to see a slightly redacted distribution of the levels of markup displayed by individual I-502 Retail stores in the first full year of the State-legal Cannabis market.  As I indicated last time, the folks near the top of the markup “pyramid” are, differentially, serving markets that might reasonably be assumed to contain disproportionate numbers of non-Washingtonians.  It’s not all-or-none, but it’s a definite geospatial tendency. In the […]
October 29, 2015

Numb with Numbers – County-Level Retail Markups

For my first High Intelligence blog posting, I’m going to focus on some data found in the WSLCB Traceability database that I’ve used to estimate the level of retail markup across the State.  My thanks to David Busby of WeedTraQR for helping me to correctly extract the underlying data  (David’s a good guy, and very talented. He’s also based locally and provides great customer service – unlike some other traceability vendors.  Go WeedTraQR! … Go Hawks!) As you may know, I’ve been banging my head against the WSLCB Traceability  database […]
October 29, 2015

About HI Blog

High Intelligence is about better understanding emerging State-Legal Cannabis Markets. Straight Line Analytics is about helping you see the shortest path to achieving your goals in those Markets (or, at least, one shorter than that which you currently travel). I believe that data, when made freely available by public institutions, should remain free for those wishing to explore the meaning and value it contains. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has, for example, been proactive in making quite a few data resources available that describe different aspects of the emerging State-Legal […]