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ACMPR MARKET SUMMARY – DRIED CANNABIS – APRIL 20 2018

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Data Generation Methodology

The data used in this summary is derived from product listings on the public side of ACMPR licensed producer websites. We track listings using a mixture of automated and manual processes. Using this method, we try to achieve an accurate picture of market availability for that day, which we then use to track other market dimensions across time.

Market Overview

We found 321 listings for dried cannabis products available from 27 ACMPR licensed producers for April 20 2018. Varieties dominant in THC represented 82% (263) of the 321 varieties while the remaining 18% (57) were CBD dominant. On average, each producer carried at least 9 THC dominant varieties and 2 CBD dominant varieties.

Use the dashboard below to explore the market data. Licensed producers can be highlighted via the highlighter (top, middle). Filter the data by product type or dominant cannabinoid using the filters at the top right. The data table at the top will update with the filtered data and all graphics can be sorted by tapping the x-axis. Tap/hover on all data points for more information.

Price Distribution

Per gram pricing ranged from $1.75 to $25.00, the average for all 321 varieties was $9.19 per gram. Varieties dominant in THC had the same range ($1.75-$25.00 per gram). Varieties dominant in CBD ranged from $3.00 to $15.00 per gram.

For 100mg of either CBD or THC, the price ranged from $1.31 (CannaFarms Shake) to $30.00 (Hydropothecary Decarb Micro CBD). Across all varieties, the average price for 100mg of either THC or CBD was $5.86. Averages across the producer’s menu ranged from $3.89/100mg (Redecan) to $9.93/100mg (Hydropothecary).

Looking at cannabinoid content and cannabinoid price, there is a collection of notable varieties with high potency levels:

Canna Kief from Cannafarms
BC Rockstar from Whistler
Ghost Train Haze from WeedMD
Ghost Train Haze from Redecan
Quantum Kush from Canntrust
Sour OG from Delta Nine
Sunset from Tweed

Other notable varieties for low cannabinoid price are:

Shake from Cannafarms
Solveris from MedReleaf
Grower’s Blend from Aphria
THC Blends from WeedMD
THC-Indica from THC Biomed

This next dashboard is meant for exploring individual varieties. Cannabinoid pricing is shown as a function of per gram pricing and cannabinoid content is shown by the colour gradient. Details for each data point are shown by hovering/tapping the data point. The data can be manipulated across five dimensions via the filters to the right.

Cannafarms has announced a Kief product type that is unique to the ACMPR, so there aren’t any other ACMPR listings to compare it to. We decided to pull 50 comparable listings from the illicit market using the key words ‘kief’ and ‘sift’ for a price comparison against the Canna Kief offering. Including the Cannafarms kief variety, we found an average price of $20.80 per gram of kief. Prices ranged from $7/gram to $55/gram. See the comparison below:

Additional Notes on Data

For licensed producers showing cannabinoid ranges, we show the median of the range. For listings that do not show a value for either THC% or CBD%, we input a negligible value (0.001%) for use in ratio calculations. Cannabinoid content pricing is shown per 100mg of either THC or CBD, use the filters to show data for THC or CBD dominant varieties separately. At this time, we do not include cannabinoids CBG or CBN in this summary. Product type categories are sourced from the producer website except in the case of “small buds” which we re-label to “mini”. For the small number of producers that do not show availability on their public website, we validate listings against peer data. We do our best to confirm traditional variety names and breeder source where the producer uses a house name. We are working on compiling dominant terpenes to the data, in the interim, we show Sativa/Indica/Hybrid classification for producers that show it. In cases where Indica Hybrid or Sativa Hybrid are used we substitute Indica or Sativa (respective).

ACMPR MARKET SUMMARY – DRIED CANNABIS – APRIL 18 2018

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Data Generation Methodology

The data used in this summary is derived from product listings on the public side of ACMPR licensed producer websites. We track listings using a mixture of automated and manual processes. Using this method, we try to achieve an accurate picture of market availability for that day, which we then use to track other market dimensions across time.

Other Notes on Data

For licensed producers showing cannabinoid ranges, we show the median of the range. For listings that do not show a value for either THC% or CBD%, we input a negligible value (0.001%) for use in ratio calculations. Cannabinoid content pricing is shown per 100mg of either THC or CBD, use the filters to show data for THC or CBD dominant varieties separately. At this time, we do not include cannabinoids CBG or CBN in this summary. Product type categories are sourced from the producer website except in the case of “small buds” which we re-label to “mini”. For the small number of producers that do not show availability on their public website, we validate listings against peer data. We do our best to confirm traditional variety names and breeder source where the producer uses a house name. We are working on compiling dominant terpenes to the data, in the interim, we show Sativa/Indica/Hybrid classification for producers that show it. In cases where Indica Hybrid or Sativa Hybrid are used we substitute Indica or Sativa (respective).

Market Overview

We found 317 listings for dried cannabis products available from 27 ACMPR licensed producers for April 18 2018. Varieties dominant in THC represented 82% (259) of the 317 varieties while the remaining 18% (57) were CBD dominant. On average, each producer carried at least 9 THC dominant varieties and 2 CBD dominant varieties.

Price Distribution

Per gram pricing ranged from $1.75 to $17.50, the average for all 317 varieties was $9.13 per gram. Varieties dominant in THC had the same range ($1.75-$17.50 per gram). Varieties dominant in CBD ranged from $3.00 to $15.00 per gram.

For 100mg of either CBD or THC, the price ranged from $1.31 (CannaFarms Shake) to $30.00 (Hydropothecary Decarb Micro CBD). Across all varieties, the average price for 100mg of either THC or CBD was $5.84. Averages across the producer’s menu ranged from $3.89/100mg (Redecan) to $9.92/100mg (Hydropothecary).

Cannabinoid Content and Pricing

Looking at cannabinoid content and cannabinoid price, there is a collection of notable varieties with high potency levels:

BC Rockstar from Whistler
Ghost Train Haze from WeedMD
Ghost Train Haze from Redecan
Quantum Kush from Canntrust
Sour OG from Delta Nine

Other notable varieties for low cannabinoid price are:

Shake from Cannafarms
Solveris from MedReleaf
Grower’s Blend from Aphria
THC Blends from WeedMD

This last dashboard is meant for exploring individual varieties. Cannabinoid pricing is shown as a function of per gram pricing and cannabinoid content is shown by the colour gradient. Details for each data point are shown by hovering/tapping the data point. The data can be manipulated across five dimensions via the filters to the right.

Canadian Dried Cannabis Price Dashboard

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Our favourite section of High Times is the pricing section in the back. If you’re not familiar with it, High Times Magazine includes a small table of peer-submitted dried cannabis varieties and their respective prices that spans both the United States and Canada. The Canadian section usually contains one to three data points, which sheds some light on the regional cost of cannabis but leaves a lot to be desired.

Cann Standard logs listings for cannabis products. As medical cannabis patients, we started out tracking data from ACMPR producers of dried cannabis and, shortly after, began to track prices from the dispensary storefronts, delivery services and online mail order storefronts.

The graphic below is an amalgam of the listings we’ve logged across a section of dates. We’ve constructed it to provide similar guidance to the High Times pricing table. The graphic will show summary data for dried cannabis across a small number of all the dimensions we track. National per gram prices are shown for all listings logged. Specific varieties of dried cannabis can be highlighted using the “Highlight Specific Varieties” filter at the top right of the graphic. For example, typing “Girl Scout Cookies” in the highlight box will update the graphic to show data for that specific variety of cannabis only.

This graphic is designed for consumers. For those considering purchasing dried cannabis, it will give average price nationally with provincial breakdown, the distribution of pricing nationally and a breakdown of listing counts by storefront and province.

You will need to enter the cannabis variety. We’ve observed and logged ~2500 varieties of dried cannabis. For this graphic, we have reduced the variety name in case of numerical phenotype classifications. For example “Love Potion #1” and “Love Potion #9” have become “Love Potion”. For separate phenotypes with similar variety names, the names are separate. For example, the generalized “OG Kush” variety and the specific “OG#18” variety are included separately.

The highlighter will also accept key words. For example, typing “Kush” in the search box will provide the average price and listing count of cannabis varieties that include the keyword.

The graphic is a work in progress. We are funnelling tabulated data from our database into the visualization currently, both forward and backwards in time. The listing data is derived from multiple sources which must go through a layer of processing before being added to the graphic. We’re currently updating the graphic with more ACMPR listings from the two week scope.

Please note, this graphic has limitations. This version of the graphic does not show time. We’ll show the bracket of dates the data was taken (which we are updating daily for all store front types). The data shown are derived from public listings for dried cannabis, not sales data; it shows what is available for sale not what was purchased. We track listings from listing aggregator sites as well as storefront websites itself. Much of the data contains traditional variety names where some ACMPR producers do not. We have used traditional names where available and will continue to add more as we learn about genetics from the Licensed Producers. This graphic shows prices for a single gram of cannabis, we also track bulk pricing but these values are not shown here. By the way, we’ve found bulk purchase programs at the Licensed Producers but this information is not included in this graphic.

The store types each have different qualifications. A dispensary is considered to be a store type with an address and a store that a consumer can physically walk into. Dispensaries without a physical address or prices were omitted from this data. A delivery service is considered to be operated without a physical address. We’ve omitted delivery services without a provincial location and those without contact information or website. The mail order category is for mail order services with a website which mails dried cannabis products. We have omitted mail order services that lack a provincial designator but we continually add operators as we research their location.

For those wondering about store type pricing averages, we aren’t going to show that information in this infographic, but we will provide some highlights. During the first week April 2018, we observed a price of ~$9.20 per gram from ACMPR producers. To buy a single gram of cannabis from all other store types was ~$10.40. The only bulk price we found in the ACMPR was for Maricann’s Critical Mass ($7.00 per gram for 30 grams). Nationally, the bulk price for an ounce of any variety of cannabis is about ~$8 per gram (excluding the Maricann bulk listing).

We hope the dashboard is useful to consumers and others working in the industry. We will continue to work on its completeness. Feel free to contact me with comments, questions or if you just want to heckle me directly.

ACMPR Dried Cannabis Weekly Summary

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Previously in our infographics, we showed prices for dried cannabis listings summarized by producer. Those averages were further summarized to give the average price per gram. In our latest version, we’ve moved away from showing the average of all producer averages, to show the average for all dried cannabis listings regardless of producer, which is a better indication of the average listing price per gram. We’ve also begun to track cannabinoid content within the same infographic to gauge how potency and price change over time.

Comparing producer averages is still a relevant metric for a quick, high level glance at the competitive market. Before, we summarized all dried cannabis product types (whole flower, milled blend, milled decarb and lowers/crumble/mini) into one average for each producer. In this graphic, we still show the summarized producer averages but the data can also be manipulated by product type, dominant cannabinoid and the producer’s reported taxonomy (sativa/indica/hybrid) via the drop down menus at the bottom.

The data for this infographic was taken April 6 2018.

Historical Volume Price of Cannabis Oil from ACMPR Licensed Producers

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Producer Summary

There are 19 producers actively selling cannabis oils to Canadians under the ACMPR.

Listing Summary

On Friday, March 23rd 2018 we found 92 listings for dried cannabis products from the 19 licensed producers.

Pricing Averages

The average price for one millilitre of cannabis oil was $2.74 across the 92 listings of cannabis oil.

Cannabinoid Average

The average cannabinoid content (THC and CBD) for cannabis oil was 24.51mg/mL.

ACMPR Dried Cannabis Compassion Pricing

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In January 2018, we performed a review of compassion pricing programs from the Licensed Producers in Canada’s ACMPR.

We found that 16 of the 25 producers actively selling cannabis had compassion programs in place. Most programs require patients to meet an income prerequisite and provide a discount on all dried cannabis, or in some cases, a limited selection of products. Most producer’s compassion programs also include oils and other products, but we are only talking about dried cannabis for this visualization. Other stipulations exist and each producer’s program varies slightly, so it’s best to confirm all details by phoning your producer.

In the visualization below, we’ve taken the compassion price discounts for each producer (shown right) and applied them to each producer’s average price for one gram of dried cannabis (shown left, data taken Feb 15 2018). The average price for each producer is denoted by the entire bar, with the average discount shown in blue and the average compassion price shown in grey. Producers without compassion pricing programs are also shown for comparison, entirely in grey.

Keep in mind, we’re using average prices for this exercise, the actual discount will vary with the price of the dried cannabis variety. On average, producer compassion discounts on dried cannabis ranges from $0.92 per gram, up to $3.04 per gram. Looking at each listing separately, compassion discounts vary from $0.58 to $4.38 per gram. The average discount for one gram of dried cannabis from a Licensed Producer compassion price program is $2.04 (Feb 15 2018 current).

Historical Price Per Gram of Dried Cannabis from ACMPR Licensed Producers

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Producer Summary

We’ve found listings from 26 producers actively selling cannabis to Canadians under the ACMPR.

Listing Summary

On Friday, April 6th 2018 we found 308 listings for dried cannabis products from the 26 licensed producers with dried cannabis listings.

Pricing Averages

The average price for one single gram of dried cannabis was $9.24 for the 308 listings of dried cannabis.

Cannabinoid Average

The average cannabinoid content (THC+CBD) for one single gram of dried cannabis was 16.57%.

This dashboard is available to any person or group who would like to use it. Use the code in the bottom right hand corner to embed this dashboard, it will automatically update with new data.

Dried Cannabis Varieties in Canadian Storefront Dispensaries – December 16 2017

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ACMPR DRIED CANNABIS SUMMARY – CBD DOMINANT VARIETIES – DEC 15 2017

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ACMPR DRIED CANNABIS SUMMARY – THC DOMINANT VARIETIES – DEC 15 2017

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