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Trending today... Cannabis business resources

Published July 26, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

There's an old saying that "twice is a coincidence, but three times is a trend."  In the last half hour I've spotted three new cannabis/marijuana business related resources in our collection, tipping us over into trend territory.

Such a trend toward information on the business aspect of marijuana isn't really a surprise: with legalization just around the corner, businesses have been scrambling for months (if not years) to line up a good starting position.  The people who produce the reports, data, and ebooks needed to support new businesses have also been scrambling to fill this new niche.

If you are among those who are looking into this new market (academically or entrepreneurially), check out these new resources available through the SFU Library: 

Cannabis Production in Canada 

Image of a cannabis leaf with dollar signs interspersed between the leaves.This new IBISWorld industry report covers key companies, external drivers, industry outlook, demand determinants, and much more. It is focused on "companies licensed by Health Canada to cultivate, produce and sell products containing medicinal marijuana," but you can expect that scope to widen to recreational cannabis producers once the product has been legalized.  And now that this report title is among the 400+ in the Canada module of our IBISWorld database, it should be updated annually.

Recreational marijuana in Canada

This new dossier from our Statista database provides fast access to data on consumption, expenditure, opinions and more.  Be sure to download the Powerpoint version of the file for access to the Excel spreadsheets.

Start your own cannabis business: your step-by-step guide to the marijuana industry

This new ebook in our collection is mostly about US and global markets... but much of that information could be relevant to Canada: "Lifting the veil on all facets of the marijuana industry, this step-by-step guide sheds light on business opportunities available as cannabis becomes legal and regulated across the globe. From retailers to growers, producers, and suppliers, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of startup opportunities in this emerging market, and we'll give you the tools you need to succeed. " 

Craving more on this topic?  See these earlier blog posts: 

*** Bonus resource for reading this far... Statistics Canada's Cannabis Stats Hub!

As always, send any questions my way... 

-- MarkB
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Mark Bodnar
mbodnar@sfu.ca
Business & Economics Librarian

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