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Investors Should Be Encouraged by 3 New Marijuana Statistics From the “Greenest” State


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We can assume there were quite a few cheers when California passed Proposition 215 in 1996, becoming the first state to legalize marijuana‘s medical use, but 2016 could go down as the most remarkable year for the marijuana industry to date.

Since this first approval 20 years ago, the marijuana industry has witnessed 24 states in total legalize medical marijuana, of which Pennsylvania became the latest just this past week. Additionally, four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska – have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The 2016 elections could result in a sizable boost to both figures as favorability to marijuana among the American public continues to rise. Gallup’s national poll from Oct. 2015 showed that 58% of its respondents favor the idea of nationwide legalization, whereas a CBS News poll conducted a year ago this month demonstrated that roughly five in six people want to see medical marijuana legalized.

But just as exciting for the industry is the opportunity that may be at hand for investors. Marijuana is among the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., with ArcView Market Research expecting the industry to grow at a brisk compounded annual rate of 30% between 2016 and 2020, ultimately reaching an approximate market value of $22 billion by 2020. Investment opportunities where industries can sustain a 30% growth rate for a half-decade or longer simply don’t come around very often, making marijuana a seemingly attractive investment opportunity.

Three statistics that should excite investors in marijuana’s greenest state
These industry dynamics and investors’ opportunity are especially evident in what I’d dub marijuana’s “greenest” state, Oregon.

What makes Oregon so particularly attractive is its wide-scale medical marijuana infrastructure that was already in place before the 2014 approval of recreational marijuana by voters. Having the groundwork in place was expected to translate into immediate results for Oregon’s marijuana businesses and perhaps even investors.

How’d they do? I believe the following three statistics speak for themselves.

1. 112% sales growth in Oct. 2015
Although marijuana possession (under a certain amount) became legal on July 1, 2015, it wasn’t until Oct. 1, 2015, that recreational marijuana began retailing in medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. In October, based on the surveys of dispensaries conducted by Sam Chapman of New Economy Consulting and Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics, and included in the Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report, medical marijuana dispensary sales rose by 112% to approximately $23 million. Furthermore, median marijuana sales among dispensaries rose from $23,000 in September to $58,000 in October.

2. An estimated 2,155 jobs created
Second, and also from the Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report, it’s estimated that the booming recreational industry will create 2,155 jobs in 2016, generating $46 million in wages, and having an initial market within the state of $300 million. The vast majority of these jobs will come from dispensaries that sell both recreational and medical marijuana. Chapman and Whitney also suggest in their report that an additional 200 to 700 jobs could be created by Oregon’s marijuana industry in 2017.

3. $181 an ounce
Another interesting statistic comes from, a website that allows consumers to anonymously input their purchase price for marijuana regardless of whether it was bought legally or on the black market. Using “medium grade” marijuana as the benchmark, no state in the U.S. comes in with a lower price per ounce, rounded up to $181 per ounce, than Oregon.

As noted by the Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report, the number of dispensaries in Oregon has jumped dramatically within less than a year to 413 from 230, of which 326 participate in recreational marijuana sales. This abundance of retail options, as well as Oregon’s already vast infrastructure, is allowing it to be as competitive as possible with the black market.

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