Sean Stiefel, CEO of investment firm Navy Capital, posted a presentation on why the industry is "stronger than ever" before.
- It notes, "although there are reports of increased cannabis use during the pandemic...the magnitude of volume increase far exceeds empirical evidence of increased use, suggesting other contributing factors such as accelerated conversion from the illicit market, and peripheral consumers and non-users.
- Additionally, sales grew throughout the pandemic in Canada and almost all of the 13 states with high-quality data. The exceptions are tourist-dependent Nevada and Massachusetts where the REC market was not deemed essential.
- It projects retail sales between $30B and $37B by 2024. By comparison, the total market cap for U.S. MSOs is currently $25B.
- The presentation features updates on Navy portfolio companies CANN, Connected Cannabis, Ayr, Jushi, Trulieve, Green Thumb Industries and 4Front Ventures.
- Business Insider put together lists of the 13 power players to watch in New Jersey, and 11 to watch in Arizona. (paywalled)
- The number of banks serving the industry continues to fall.
- Can low pricing and special offers bring consumers into the legal market?